News from bi groups across the UK
100th Meeting for Bi Scotland
This New Year Bi Scotland celebrated its 100th monthly meeting, since its formation in October 1999. Since its original Glasgow-based meetings, the bisexual support, social and campaigning group has grown to have regular meetings in Edinburgh as well, together with an online community of bisexuals across Scotland, and held BiCon in Glasgow in 2006. In the last year the group has had a presence on the march and at the community fair at Pride Scotia, and held an event at the Glasgow LGBT Centre to mark International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.
The group’s monthly meetings are open to all bisexuals (and those who think they may be bisexual), and are normally held at the Glasgow LGBT Centre at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month, and at the Edinburgh LGBT Centre at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month. See listings for contact details.
Mixing It In Birmingham
Birmingham has had a bi women’s group in recent years but nothing for men and the rest of us til recently – all that changed last year so we asked the new group for an update.
The third meeting of the Birmingham Bi Group was another success! In true bisexual fashion, there was tea, innuendo, knitting, activism and poster making. The need for this group has been growing due to the total lack of any bi space for men in the West Midlands. Following on from the popular meetings of the women’s bi group, the need for a mixed group became obvious to give bi guys somewhere to go other than the gay married men’s group.
Held in the plush Centre 146 right in the heart of Birmingham’s gay quarter, it provides a warm and friendly environment in which to socialise and plan the upcoming Midlands bisexual revolution.
With a sturdy following, it is hoped that the bi group will pave the way for more bisexual outreach events and activities, such as BiFest 2009. (Yes folks! You heard it here first – Birmingham’s first BiFest will be coming January 2009)
So with all this and more on offer how could you resist? Come along to our next meeting on Tuesday 11th December at 7.30pm, 146 Bromsgrove Street (opposite the Tesco Express).
More details can be found on our new website: http://brumbigroup.hostistry.com
There’ll be a bi-specific LGBT History Month event in Manchester on Saturday 16th February. It may be familiar to anyone who went to the Bi History workshop at BiCon Treforest!
Drop along to the LGF on Princess St for 2pm that afternoon for a look back on 2,000 years of bisexual history. Email [email protected] or text 07941 811 124 for more info / directions.