Bis miss awards again

The results are in for the inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards – with two bi community nominees going away empty handed.

Ayrshire LGBTQ beat Edinburgh bisexual group Bi & Beyond to the title of Community Group of the year.

And BiCon lost out to LGBT Unity Scotland for the Diversity Award, which recognises the people and initiatives which have sought to involve and include diverse identities.

Not surprisingly, Event of the Year went to the introduction of same-sex marriage. That’s going to take some following in next year’s shortlist – and some bragging rights: “our event is as important to life in 2016 as legalising marriage was the year before”.

In other categories, Lorraine Kelly won Journalist of the Year, trans support service Beyond Gender took the gong for Youth Project, while Glasgay won the Cultural Festival award. All told 15 awards were presented.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP – recipient of the Politician Of The Year award – was amongst the guests at the first Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony this evening, held at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Join the 2015 Big Bi Tweet!

BIG BI TWEET 2015

Bi Visibility Day will be given a massive splash on Twitter this year with a pair of “Thunderclap” tweets. If you’re on twitter why not sign up for both?

An initiative of the Bi Visibility Day website, it is a co-ordinated tweet with lots of Twitter users joining in to all post the same message at the same time on the morning of Monday 23rd September in the UK & EU, and then again later in the day timed for twitterers in the USA and other parts of the Americas.

Join in here.

Bis at Prides 2015

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Join bisexuals, partners, friends and allies marching under the pink, purple and blue bi flag at LGBT Pride festivals this summer!

Dates we know about already:

Birmingham Pride (23 May) – details here

Blackpool Pride (13 June) – details here

Edinburgh Pride (20 June) – details here

London (27 June) – details coming soon

Sheffield (4 July) – details here

Bristol (11 July) – details here

Nottingham (25 July) – details coming soon

Leeds (1 August) – details coming soon

Manchester (29 August) – details here

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Please let us have any extras for that list, to newsdesk@bimedia.org

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