It’s Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd) and through the day, the LGBT officers from Swansea University Students’ Union will be having some information, displaying the bi pride flag and being available for a chat.
Excellent work given it’s freshers week, the busiest spot in the student year, as well!
Manchester kicks off the week of Bi Visibility Day today with a Bi Coffee meet & chat focused on our community history.
The city has a long record of bi activism, with the UK’s longest-running bisexual group and BCN magazine published there since 1998. But it also has a history of challenges, with a city council that had the non-existence of bis as a matter of policy through the 80s and 90s, and a gay scene notorious for “no bisexuals” door policies up until the passing of the 2005 Goods & Services Act.
The meet will be followed by an outing to see Pride, a film about the relationship between some queer rights campaigners and pit workers at the time of the 1984 coal miners’ strike: an era when bis were especially invisible and scapegoated within gay and straight communities alike.
Find out more here on Facebook.
This Tuesday is Bi Visibility Day and the celebrations kick off early this year – with Bristol bis on Saturday.
Good Bi Summer Fun is at the Phoenix, 1 Wellington Buildings, Champion Square, Bristol
Sat 20th – from 12:00 noon
The organisers say:
BiVisible and LGBT Health Forum Bristol bring you a fantastic fun-filled event to promote awareness of the upcoming Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd) as well as the sorts of issues faced by our community.
Come along for:
- Silly photobooth
- Art workshop
- Video presentation on research about the experiences of Bi women
- Resource information about the Bi Community and other LGBT forums
- Meet members of Bivisible Bristol, support group for Bi’s in Bristol
- Hot food available with free salad
Come along, be visible and bring your friends and colleagues! It’s FREE!
Facebook event here.
Want to get out and meet some other bis? We have a flurry bi meets in our diary around the country in the next couple of days!
Tonight in London it’s the Over 50s bi group from 6pm-8pm at AgeUK, Tavis House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. Note that new start time of 6pm.
Tuesday night has three meets. Third Way meet in Wolverhampton at LGBT Centre, 4 Salop St, from 7pm.
Swansea bis meet on Tuesday too, from 7.45pm at Mozarts, Walter Road: you can text them on 07982 308812 or email BiSwansea1@yahoo.co.uk for more details.
And Manchester BiPhoria also has its regular pub meet on Tuesday from 8pm at the Waterhouse, next to the Town Hall. Look for the table with the cuddly lion – usually toward the back of the pub.
Finally – before the big rush of September 23-related Bi Visibility Day events kicks off – on Wednesday it’s Bi & Beyond in Edinburgh from 7pm at the LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe St.
There are a host of bi meetups around the country all this week.
Bristol BiVisible meets on Monday from 7pm at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft, Bristol. Look for the table with the purple teapot.
Tuesday is London’s Bisexual Underground meeting at the Blue Posts pub, 81 Newman St W1T 3EU, from 6pm to late.
Also on Tuesday Birmingham Bi Group meets from 7.30pm at the LGBT Centre – call 0121 643 1160 for details.
Colchester’s new bisexual social group has its first meeting this Wednesday. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the town’s Outhouse centre – 19 East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QX. 7pm sharp!
On Thursday it’s the turn of Nottingham bi group BiTopia, who meet from 7.30pm at The Lord Roberts pub on Broad Street (NG1 3AN). Look for the table with the rubber duck on it.
Finally Brighton BothWays meet at Red Roaster, 1D St James’s Street, for coffee and chat on Saturday from 3pm.