BiFest North Bi North West – Bisexual Festival Comes To Manchester

BiFest is one-day festival celebrating bisexuality, open to bisexual, bi-friendly and bi-curious people – and it’s coming to Manchester. Taking place on Saturday 10th of December from 1pm onwards at the Thompson’s Arms, it’s an opportunity to meet bisexuals and find out what’s happening in the bisexual community

Hosted by local bi support group BiPhoria, the daytime programme will include workshop discussions on issues such as coming out as bisexual – whether from identifying as gay or straight beforehand – and staying out despite social pressure to “choose”.

The evening will bring a more social mix, with DJs, bar and performance.

Organiser Ange Cassidy said, “there’s a real buzz about it already both locally and further afield, so we’re looking forward to a great day. Events like this allow Manchester to show off it’s vibrant bi scene to the wider North West.”

BiPhoria Chair Jen Yockney added, “If you’ve never been to a bi event, or even met another bisexual before then this may be the best place to start.”

For more information see manchester.bifest.org

The event is supported by Operation Fundraiser, the community fundraising project of Manchester’s lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) Pride festival.

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Notes for editors:

·The last BiFest event, in London in May 2005 attracted around 130 people.

·Manchester is a hub of the UK bi scene, with one of the longest established support groups (BiPhoria) and home to the magazine Bi Community News.