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BCN: Out Now

The new issue of Bi Community News magazine is out now, with features on the ‘gay cure’ therapy debate, research suggesting more women are having sex with women, BDSM, the Wales BiFest and Tom Daley’s coming-out video.

EuroBiNet and International BiCon organiser Loz Brewer, who died last month aged 46,  is the cover star.

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Happy birthday Bi Community News – new issue out now!

BCN magazine - issue 121The new issue of Bi Community News magazine is out with features on Bi Visibility Day’s biggest September ever, bisexuality research and the Google bi ban.

It’s the magazine’s 18th birthday edition, having launched back in the autumn of 1995. The first edition, entitled simply “issue zero”, included a ballot paper to decide what the name should be.

The new BCN also reports on bis in the media, the new wave of local bi social & support groups, has photos from Prides around the UK. Get your copy!

Bi magazine looks forward to 18th birthday

BCN issue 119 coverBisexual mag BCN is 18 next month – and they want to hear from you about how the magazine has touched your life.

Born from a discussion at the 1995 BiCon bisexuality conference, the first issue was simply called “Issue Zero” and came complete with a ballot paper as to what the name should be from issue 1 – in turn leading to controversy as a local postal strike meant readers in Manchester couldn’t cast their vote in time.

So what’s your BCN memory… Favourite article? Writeup that enraged? How it introduced you to the bi world? Whatever your BCN story is… pop over to the BCN website and drop them a line!

Bisexuals on Downing Street 2

Jen Yockney at 10 Downing StreetUK Prime Minister David Cameron is marking the passing into law of the Same-Sex Marriage Act today with a reception at 10 Downing Street for LGB&T liberation and equality campaigners.

BCN magazine editor Jen Yockney and Meg Barker from BiUK are among the guests – the second time representation from the UK bi movement have been invited to a Number 10 LGBT reception in the five years such things have been held.

Jen told BiMedia, ” I’m glad the Prime Minister is taking time to recognise the work of so many groups and individuals, both those who have advocated marriage law reform for some time and more recent converts to the cause.”

“The invitation arrived a week ago, on the day that the Same-Sex Marriage Act received Royal Assent. After the long process from initial consultation to law I could hardly say no to a celebratory get-together.”

“The Act is a welcome step forward for all that it isn’t perfect, but then, I can’t think of a single piece of LGBT equality legislation that has been.”

“BCN and other bi organisations pressed during the consultation phase for more nonbinary inclusion and for mixed-sex civil partnerships to be incorporated into the Act. ”

“The government has already committed to reviewing the situation for mixed-sex civil partnerships. I hope they will press for suitable changes to the law in both marriage and civil partnership legislation to remove gender from the equation so more people are treated with equal respect.”

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