Bi members meeting date set
Unison trades union has set the date for their National Network Meeting for bisexual members.
These are great opportunities to network, find out more about UNISON’s LGBT work and feed in your views. The meetings receive reports from their representatives on the national LGBT committee and agree motions to LGBT conference. All members of the groups are encouraged to attend – you don’t have to be out in your branch. There will also be meetings of these groups at conference itself.
The network meeting takes place in London Friday 10 July 2009 10.30 – 1.00pm. Travel costs will be met from national funds and lunch will be provided; further information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
From today marriage laws in Sweden will no longer discriminate on grounds of gender, so same-sex couples can now marry there both in religious and civil ceremonies.
Same-sex couples cannot yet get married in church ceremonies – the main Swedish church will decide whether to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies until October.
BiCon 2009: Book now
Bookings have opened for this year’s biggest bisexual event. BiCon 2009 will be held in Worcester on August 20-23 and is open to bisexuals, their partners, friends and allies. Day tickets, weekend passes and both standard and en-suite accomodation prices and booking forms are now online at the BiCon website
BiScotland has given its backing to the Equal Marriage campaign, which has just launched calling on the Scottish Parliament to open up access to both marriage and civil partnerships to couples regardless of gender.
If you live in Scotland you can add your support, and get help emailing your local MSPs, from www.equalmarriage.org.uk
BiScotland say: “BiScotland is proud to support the campaign to lift the ban on same-sex marriage – and mixed-sex civil partnership – in Scotland.”
The “Hyphen Watch” Bisexual Index campaign has taken to Facebook with a new group, “M-y Se-xua-lity I-sn’t H-yph-ena-ted” – over 70 people have signed up already.
If you’re on Facebook, join them – and quietly help your Facebook friends remember how to spell the ‘b’ word!