2011

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We pretty much only have UK & USA events info for 2011. What else happened that year? Please tell us!

UK

Here’s what went on in 2011, in the UK and in no particular order!

Once again the amount of interest in this website has doubled – in 2011 we drew twice as many visitors in 2010, and four times the traffic we saw in 2009. Thankyou to everyone who helped ‘boost the signal!

Our special thanks to BCN magazine and BiMedia.org for their help. To find out about events the rest of the year we recommend the BiMedia news website or the BCN twitter feed

Brighton
Thursday 22nd September
7 – 10pm

The Purple Pub MeetBrighton Bothways will be marking Bi Visibility Day this year with a purple pub meet. Join them at Church Street Bar on the evening of Thursday September 22nd from 7-10pm. Bis, friends and allies all welcome. The organisers tell us:“We’re encouraging bisexuals and allies to wear purple but it’s definitely not compulsory. There will be cake and Bi Visibility themed activities.

“The venue is on the ground floor with a couple of steps. The official end time is 10pm because that’s the minimum time the facilitators will definitely stay until but people are very welcome to stay longer if the want. And you can drop in and out any time over the
course of the evening.”

Bristol
Fri 23 September
8pm – late

Greedy, Bristol’s first night out for bi people!Organised by some of the folks from BiVisible Bristol, it’s Bristol’s first bi bar/club night. At No. 51 Bar on Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP, 8 til late, £Free.
All genders & sexualities welcome. Find out more on the facebook event page.

Manchester
Fri 23 September
2 – 6pm
6 – 8pm
& 8pm – late

Celebrate this year’s Bi Visibility Day in Manchester with the first ever Critical Sexology Up North event, focusing on Relationships. From 2pm-6pm this event features two of the speakers from last year’s international BiReCon event: Christian Klesse and Anna Einarsdottir. At Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton building, room 0.05.Speakers:
Anna Einarsdottir and Brian Heaphy (University of Manchester) – Civil Partnerships
Christian Klesse (Manchester Metropolitan University) – Non-monogamous Relationships
Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick) – Asexual RelationshipsAll details of the event are here, and a map to the venue can be found here, including a pdf of how to get to the venue.ALSO IN MANCHESTEROutreach Bi Stall by BiPhoria at the University LGBT Freshers Fair 6pm-8pmPurple Pub Meet 8pm-late at the Molly House; look for the pink purple & blue bi flag.

London
7-11pm,
Thursday 22nd September

Hackney Bi Celebration

Where? The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1JH. Nearest stations: Hackney Downs, Hackney Central. http://www.individualpubs.co.uk/pembury/

The pub has a good range of non-alcoholic drinks, real ale and general tipples. Food is available. The landlord is welcoming to bi and poly folk. Is it accessible? There is step-free access and a disabled toilet.

Party hats! Possibly interesting stuff that is yet to be confirmed!
We’ve had a similar event in this venue in 2009 and 2010, it proved popular.
bi.org/bicoffeelondon
Contact: [email protected] or 07530761494

Cardiff
12 noon – 2pm
Fri 23 September

On Friday September 23rd itself, 12 noon to 2pm Bi Cymru/Wales and Bi Cardiff are holding a talk and discussion workshop for organisations and individuals, mainly from the public sector, LGBT groups, equality groups and charities to learn more about bi visibility, bisexual issues and discuss bi visibility in Wales.Safer Wales are kindly hosting the event. No need to register, just turn up on the day. Please email us for more details. The event will be held at the Safer Wales offices, 4th Floor East, 113-116 Bute Street Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ.

London
6.30-9.45pm
Friday 23rd September

Bi Coffee London & Camden LGBT Forum
at The 52 Club, Bonham Carter House, 52 Gower Street London WC1E 6EB

Come and meet people who are bi or bi-friendly for drinks, chat, music and story telling by the acclaimed poet and writer Jacqueline Applebee. Bi Visibility Day has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community.

Swansea
From 7.30pm,
Tuesday 20th September

Join Bi Swansea at their monthly meeting on Tuesday 20th September, 7:30pm for an open discussion around bi visibility, ahead of Bi Visibility Day on the 23rd.

It’ll be at Mozarts, Walter Road, Uplands, Swansea in the front bar at 7:30pm.

 

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USA:

University of Texas had a screening of the film “Bi The Way” [here]

New York, Westchester, had a screening of Rose By Any Other Name [here]

 

Bi Pride FlagOnline:

Blogger Dreamworx gave an overview of the day and an intro to bisexuality [here]

Examiner.com had info about events around the USA, compiled by Sheela Lambert