Bi Visibility Day 2014 roundup

BCN 127 cover

This originally appeared in BCN issue 127, October 2014

The sixteenth annual bi celebrations around the world for September 23rd – Bi Visibility Day or International Celebrate Bisexuality Day or whatever else you want to call it – were again bigger than ever. 

There were new flags on the bi map this year as Merthyr Tydfil hosted a coffee morning, Uxbridge had a student union stall, and the police in Neath showed off their commitment to bi community engagement.

On the Bristol had a BBQ, Birmingham a picnic. Brighton bis met up for ice cream while next door in Hove council staff bis and allies met for after-work drinks.
In London the over-50s bi group had a special outing to Key Gardens while Southwark council hosted a panel with speakers from bi projects.

Swansea uni had an outreach stall too, while Edinburgh bis held afternoon tea. Bolton’s central library and museum share a building and shared displays for the day.

The two mass tweets for Bi Visibility Day reached around seven times as many people as last year’s – with ‘social reach’ of around half a million and a quarter of a million.

Over 20 events around the UK were just part of the story – the date was also being marked in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the USA.