Bi first at Blackpool Pride this weekend

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Blackpool is one of many Prides with bi presences this summer – how about organising one at yours?

The bisexuals have arrived in Blackpool! Well this weekend at least, as for the first time in Blackpool LGBT Pride‘s nine-year history there will be a bi community stall as part of the proceedings.

Local(ish) bi group BiPhoria in Manchester will be bringing the pink, purple and blue to the festival, and say that if there is support and momentum from this year then next year they hope to have a parade entry as well.

We got in touch with the Manchester group who told us, “we were actively approached by the Blackpool Pride organisers, wanting to make sure there was bi representation this year as part of working to reach the wider LGBT communities. It’d be great if more Prides did that kind of outreach too to smaller bi groups in their area.”

The bi stall will be there all Saturday afternoon. Drop by and say hello – Blackpool Pride is free though if you can then please do make a donation.

The main event is at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens which is in the centre of town. From Blackpool North Station, head straight down Talbot Road, turn left into Abingdon Street and the Winter Gardens is 400 yards in front of you. If you are coming by car, park in NorthShore and ask for Talbot Road – walk towards the sea front and turn left into Abingdon Street

 

Brum Bis celebrate Pride…

brum pride 2014 - bi group photoIt was a rainy day at Birmingham LGBT Pride this year but that didn’t stop Brum Bis from joining the parade!

Thanks to them for sending us in this photo from the start of the march.

Though you’ve missed the chance to join them on the parade for another year, Brum Bi Coffee and Brum Bi Group meet all year round. Drop in and join them!

 

WorldPride to feature bi art exhibition

Toronto welcomes the world this June for WorldPride 2014, a global celebration of LGBTQ communities. Over 1.2 million people are expected to come to Toronto to celebrate WorldPride. For the first time bisexual artists from around the world will be featured in a photography exhibition – “Fluid” – running June 1st to 30th, 2014.

“More than a million people from all over the world are estimated to be visiting WorldPride in Toronto this June. So what an exciting idea to have Fluid – a photography exhibition from bi artists – at a time and place that will raise the profile of both them and their work, and bi culture as a whole” says UK author and bi blogger Sue George. “So spread the word.”

The Call for Submissions is now open and will remain open until April 1st. Fluid welcomes works by bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual, omnisexual, two-spirit, fluid and other non-exclusively straight or non-exclusively gay identities. Themes include “fluidity”, “instability”, “movement”, “shape”, and “liquidity.” Fluid will feature work in a variety of photo-based formats, including digital, analog, collage, alternative or historical processes.

“WorldPride is an exciting opportunity to highlight the work of the global bisexual community” says Catherine Jones, one of the exhibit’s organisers. “Bisexuals are largely invisible within the larger LGBTQ community and this is a chance to celebrate local and international bi artists.”

To access the online submission application and for full details please visit fluid2014.wordpress.com

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!

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