Bi Community News have launched a shiny new flyer to raise the profiles of both Manchester BiPhoria and Birmingham Bi Group – making it eminently suitable for distribution anywhere in the West side of England between around Kendal and Gloucester.
The glossy A6 leaflet also highlights BCN magazine so is useful for helping people find support and community, even if either group is a little hard to get to.
Available from either bi group, and we’re sure they’d welcome offers to take and distribute them widely!
Join us downstairs at Taurus, Canal Street, Manchester on 23rd September – International Celebrate Bisexuality Day – for the launch of the new 2008 edition of “Both Directions”, your guide to the UK bisexual community.
Marking the 10th International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, we will also be celebrating 14 years of the local bi social-support group BiPhoria.
Doors open at 8pm.
“Bisexuals are the invisible majority of the LGB community. But where are they? If your LGBT-sector organisation has moved in name in recent times from being LG to LGB or LGBT, what work are you doing to engage with the bi people you were not previously working with? How are you recruiting and targeting them? And if you have not changed how you are working, is it time you were working with groups like BiPhoria to change that?”
That was the challenge issued to LGBT organisations represented at Manchester City Council’s annual LGBT Consultation Day today. The event, which has run for five years at the Town Hall, draws many of the key activists and organisers in the LGBT communities across the North West of England.
Editor of Bi Community News, Jen Yockney, commented afterwards: “Manchester City Council has a strong record on lesbian and gay issues, and have made serious and sincere moves on trans issues in recent times, but it seems there is still much to be done to put the B into their LGBT.”
The Manchester bisexual group BiPhoria are already looking ahead to this August’s Pride event – and are looking for a theme for their entry in the Pride parade. Two years ago they appeared as the Bisexual Recruitment Army and last year as Birates (pirates who arrr both ways).
Get in touch with them with your suggestions.
Manchester is hosting a bi-focused event for LGBT History Month in just over a week’s time, on Saturday 16th February. “2,000 Years of Bisexuality” will run from 2pm – 4pm at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, just off the city’s famous Canal Street. It’s being organised by the local bi social-support group BiPhoria.
For more information see http://manchester.bi.org/ or sign up to the event’s facebook group.