Letters – issue 104

Help Us Win!

Dear BCN,
A little plea to your readers, if they are online and have five minutes to spare.  BiPhoria, the bi group up in Manchester, has been shortlisted in the annual Pink Paper Reader’s Awards for the category “best LGBT social group”.  I’m pretty sure it’s the first time a bi group has ever made the shortlist – and I’ve been reading the Pink since about 1994.
Might you vote for us between now and February 7th?
To vote you just go to www.pinkpaper.com/survey2011  All questions are optional, so if you just want to vote for us (although you might also want to vote in a few other categories depending on your interests!) then you can.
If you give your details you can perhaps win lots of posh vodka and some glassware to drink it from.  But that bit’s optional, you don’t have to tell them who you are 🙂

Young & Bi
Dear BCN,
The National Youth Chances Project is leading a Big Lottery funded piece of research about 16-25 yr old lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth across England.
Research on bi young people seems particularly hard to find – but I bet if anyone knows where to find it, it will be BCN readers!
If you know of any studies, surveys or reviews about this demographic, including bisexual youth of course, then it would be fantastic to add that to our library to inform the planning and development of our work.
Please pass on any details to me on [email protected]

BiReCon: the movie
Dear BCN readers,
The clips from this years BiReCon event are now viewable through YouTube.  Just search YouTube for BiReCon or go direct to www.youtube.com/user/BiReCon to view them.
Hopefully this gives an idea of the wonderful range of international speakers we had on the day. Please see www.biuk.org for further details of the event and the people who presented their work there. If you want further details of any individual talk then please contact the speaker directly. Hopefully, write-ups of many of the presentations and workshops will find their way into the forthcoming edition of the Journal of Bisexuality based on the event (contact Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio for details).
We hope there will be a further BiReCon event in the UK in 2012, and there have already been moves to have national BiReCons in other countries worldwide.
All the best
Meg and Christina (of BiUK)