Fingers crossed for our bi heroes!

Vote Bi? We hope you did!Tonight, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation hosts their ’Homo Heroes‘ awards ceremony in Manchester, to recognise and celebrate the heroes of the bisexual, lesbian and gay communities. There are bi-related nominations in four out of the seven categories: most appropriate given that the awards night is happening to day before Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23rd.

Natalya Dell has been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year for her fantastic work organising BiCon 2011 and many previous bi events, as well as her major role in UK bi activism.

Marcus Morgan has been shortlisted for Role Model. Marcus set up bi visibility group Bisexual Index and recently spoke for bi people on TV’s Vanessa show, as well as organising bi events and speaking for bi community for many years.

Jen Yockney has been shortlisted for Community Champion for her work running bisexual magazine, Bi Community News, organising the UK’s longest-running bi social & support group BiPhoria, and much more.

Bi Community News magazine itself has been shortlisted in the Community Organisation category.

The voting’s all over: our best wishes to all the bi nominees tonight! Win or lose, you’ve all done so much for bi support and visibility over the past twenty or so years.

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Bisexual Nominees

Shortlisted: Natalya, Jen and Marcus at BiCon, with bi pride coloured rosettes. Vote bi!

With two more days of voting to go, here’s a final call to vote in the Homo Hero awards 2011. 

The 2011 awards have bi nominees shortlisted in four of the seven categories: three high-profile activists who have worked on local and national groups and events over the last two decades, and also shortlisted – the community press journal of the UK bi scene BCN which has given us a distinct bi voice since 1995.

With only three on each shortlist, that’s already a remarkable show of support for the work of activists and projects challenging bi invisibility – but with your support, they could be bi-winning nominees.

So what are you waiting for? Make your mind up to vote bi! You have just two days left to do so on the homo hero webpage.

Vote Bi!

There’s a fantastic selection of bis looking for your support in this year’s LGF “Homo Heroes” awards.

Of the seven categories in which the awards are given, there are bi nominations in four.  How you vote is up to you of course but at BiMedia we’d love to see good results for

Natalya Dell, BiCon organiser who is shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year.

Marcus Morgan, who set up bi visibility group Bisexual Index and you may have seen on TV on Vanessa recently, shortlisted in the Role Model category.

Jen Yockney, editrix of Bi Community News magazine and behind the long-running social & support group BiPhoria, who is shortlisted for Community Champion.

– and Bi Community News magazine itself, listed in the community organisation category.

All four are up against serious competition so it’s a fantastic thing for bi visibility that they have made the final three in each category – but maybe your support can carry them across the line to take the trophy.

You can vote and see all the other nominees here. Voting is open until September 7th.

Best of Bi Books

Bi booksThis year’s shortlist in the Lammy Awards, America’s LGBT book prizes, has been published. As last year there are now two bi categories (fiction and non-fiction).

Winners will be announced on 26th May.

The shortlisted titles are:
Bisexual Fiction

* Fall Asleep Forgetting by Georgann Packard, The Permanent Press
* If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous, Harper Perennial
* Krakow Melt by Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press
* The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin Hermes, Harper Perennial
* Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen, Harper Paperback

Bisexual Nonfiction

* Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Rowman & Littlefield
* Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh & Laura Andre, Seal Press
* Just Kids by Patti Smith, Ecco Press
* Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne, HarperCollins/It Books
* Sal Mineo: A Biography by Gregg Michael Michaud, Crown Archetype

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