Another LGBT magazine folds
One of the best known regional LGBT magazines has announced it is to close this week. Manchester-based Out North West has been publishing for fourteen years, varying back and forth between bimonthly and monthly publication in that time. However the tightening of budgets and shift toward getting news online rather than on paper has brought its run to a close.
Out North West attracted criticism for giving regular platform to biphobic and bi-erasing writers over its 141 issues, and not having a counterpoint bi-positive section until the last couple of years of its run. Nonetheless it was a reliable reflection of the wider queer scene in Liverpool, Manchester and surrounding areas which will be missed.
This Saturday is Liverpool LGBT Pride and as for the last two years, Manchester bi group BiPhoria will be heading down to the coast to join them and wave the pink, purple and blue flag on the parade.
There’s no local bi group since MerseyBis closed down so BiPhoria is the most local bisexual group to Liverpool.
Find out more on the bis at Liverpool Pride Facebook event page, Liverpool Pride website or Manchester Bis website.
Manchester bi group BiPhoria will be taking their bi banners on the road again this weekend as they head down the M62 for Saturday’s Liverpool Pride. Why not join them?
They’ll be gathering around 11.30am at St Georges Plateau, by Lime Street station. If you can’t find them by looking for the pink, purple and blue bi banner or the purple brollies, call them on 07941 811 124 or ask a parade steward to point you towards entry number 5.
The march ends out at the city waterfront, and there’s a host of stalls and fun at the end of the parade in the Pride festival. It’s the second Liverpool LGBT Pride festival: last year, over 3,000 people took part in the first, so we bet it’ll be busy!
Liverpool‘s first LGBT Pride festival is on this coming weekend – Saturday 7th August.
There will be a bi banner on the parade thanks to the Bis @ Prides project, so why not join in and help the bi presence on the march grow – and say a warm hello to people from Manchester bi group BiPhoria who’ll be whizzing down the M62 to join in!
The website of the Liverpool bisexual group, Mersey Bis, has been updated after a long gap.
The sad news is that it reports that the group is wound up, and they are encouraging anyone from Merseyside and surrounding areas who would have been interested in the group to go along to the Manchester bisexual social-support group instead.