There’s still time to give bi visibility a boost from your armchair by voting in this year’s Homo Hero awards!
Jen Yockney is shortlisted for LGB Role Model of the Year. Jen is editor of Bi Community News, the bimonthly bisexual magazine that celebrates 18 years of publishing this September. She is also at the helm of BiPhoria, the UK’s longest-running bisexual group, giving a rare social-support space to bis and those who think they might be bi.
Now marshalling the bi presence at Manchester Pride’s over for another year, she says her focus for the month ahead is the www.bivisibilityday.com website – a hub of information about Bi Visibility Day, the annual bisexuality awareness day which has been marked around the world since 1999.
The Homo Hero awards are run by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, the UK’s largest LGB health charity.
21 people or organisations are nominated across 7 categories – you can vote for some or all of the categories. Two years ago there were three bi community activist nominees shortlisted – Jen Yockney, BiCon organiser Natalya Dell, and Bisexual Index boss Marcus Morgan – as well as Bi Community News magazine in one of the business/organisation categories, but last year none made the shortlist.