2014’s Best Bi Books unveiled

Bi books

Bi booksThe Bi Writers Association (BWA) presented their Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards in New York this weekend, with winners in 10 book categories.

The winners are:

Bisexual Fiction
Winner: In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno

Bisexual Non-fiction
Winner: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams

Bisexual Romance
Winner: One Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
Winner: Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Etc]
Winner: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Bisexual Memoir/Biography
Winner: A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández

Bisexual Teen/Young Adult Fiction
Winner: Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Bisexual Mystery
Winner: Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden

Bisexual Poetry
Winner: Joy Street by Laura Foley

Bisexual Anthology
Winner: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams

Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year
Winner: Bisexual Resource Center and Circlet Press (joint winners)

Bi Writer of the Year
Winner: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center

Bisexual mag’s LGBT History Month special issue

bcn129-200The latest issue of bisexual magazine BCN is out now.

You can order issue 129 or subscribe online here

Features include:

LGBT History Month:
– Growing up with a bisexual father, Humphrey Spender remembered
– Exhibiting bisexuality

The #StillBisexual campaign

Bi Shopping: perfect pressies for your bi-mates

Fair-weather Friends: who’s just woken up to bi inclusion and why?

Local Groups: Bis Of Colour

LGBT Phonelines in 2015: still needed?

So long, Bi.Org?

Long-running international bisexual web hub site bi.org is to close next month.

The website, which launched on 18th August 1996 as a resource for the bi community worldwide, has since then hosted many email lists and websites.

Many local groups were name-of-town.bi.org and interest groups subject.bi.org. Groups like Manchester’s BiPhoria, MerseyBis, and London Bi Coffee as well as other projects like OffPink books and Bi Community News magazine had bi.org domains.

Bisexual.org launched almost the same day and there was quickly a broad agreement reached between the two that bisexual.org would cover bi resources in the USA and bi.org the rest of the world – comparative levels of online and grassroots organising at the time meaning this was a fairly even split.

In recent years the website has declined in depth and its front page has mostly acted as a signpost to webpages elsewhere such as BCN, Bisexual Index, the American Institute of Bisexuality and the German Bi Network. Some remaining pages such as the Bi Visibility Day website and London Bi Coffee meet’s pages will need to find new homes, but the greater potential loss is in surrendering such a catchy and widely linked / printed domain name.

The site closes on March 13th.

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