Meet bis this week

local groups

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.

Wednesday it’s Bi & Beyond in Edinburgh from 7pm at the LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe St.

Friday has two bi meetups in the Republic of Ireland, in Dublin at Accents Cafe from 7pm (see here) and in Galway from 8pm (details here)

Saturday in Belfast there’s a bi meet at 3.30pm at Queens Arcade, Donegall Place. Details here.

Finally on Sunday it’s Manchester’s regular bi coffee meet at the Vienna Coffee House on Mosley Street from 1pm.  Look for the cuddly lion or see the bisexuals in & around Manchester website.

New Dublin bi group starts this Wednesday!

local groupsThree new bi groups launching in a row? There must be something in the autumn air, or did Bi Visibility Day just bring us all out of the woodwork?

Following the success of their Bi Visibility Day stall last month, there’s a new Dublin Bi Group up and running.

The first meeting will be at 6pm on Wednesday 16th October, in Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin 2: go and join them!

Dublin City FM talks bi

GTalk show logoDublin City FM’s LGBT show this week turns its focus on biphobia and bisexuality.  

The show has a substantial interview with Ms Gay Limerick winner, Kate Stewart, who talks about being a bisexual woman with a straight boyfriend, in the LGBT community.

Kate observed two sides, “the straight community’s reaction – it’s the same as coming out as gay perhaps” but with a poor grasp of how people are bi rather than somehow alternating their sexuality. “Are you straight now, are you gay now?”.

She added “From the queer community it was slightly different… and when I entered (the Ms Gay Limerick competition), she’s bisexual, why is she allowed in there?“.

“People forget about the B in LGBT”

Kate also talks about social shunning by former lesbian friends, a facebook campaign to remove her title even though the competition’s own rules are inclusive of bi as well as gay women. There is friendly advice for people coming out as bi too.

The show also highlights stigma against bisexuals as innately infidelitous, and Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd.

Listen to the podcast of the show here.

Your bi week

It’s May already!  And once the extra-long bank holiday weekend is over it’s back to business for lots of bi groups.

Manchester’s BiPhoria are meeting on Tuesday night from 7.30pm for their talky-space social support group.

The night after it’s Glasgow bi group‘s monthly meetup, and over in Dublin it’s Bi Lunch.

Thursday Brighton Bothways take their turn.

And on Friday the week winds up with Romford’s Bi Bi Baby adult club night.

As ever – let us know of anything we’re missing in these weekly look-aheads!

Dublin Calling!

Calling all bi folks in and around Dublin! BiMedia have been contacted by a journalist wanting to document bi life and experience for a radio programme.

He says:

I am making a radio documentary on the bisexual community in Dublin. I am looking for bisexual guys and girls of any age willing to take part in the documentary, which will explore the (perhaps ignored?) bisexual community.

The documentary will look to find out who bisexual people are, what they do, what makes them unique, and very importantly it will look to educate others about bisexuality and challenge misconceptions about the sexual orientation.

The radio documentary is part of a project in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), but may be broadcast or adapted for print elsewhere inside and / or outside the college as well. Recording for the documentary will take place during the next two to four weeks and will be carried out in the studio in DIT or in the interviewees home or wherever best suits.

If you are interested in taking part in the documentary, please get in touch direct rather than through BiMedia. Email jonathanadamsdublin [at] gmail.com