Category Archives: BCN 69: Oct 2004

Living Together

Well I’ve done it. I am, once more, a co-habitee, house-mate with benefits, live-in-lover, call it what you will. After a year and a half of having a room or flat of my own I’m now sharing with a partner again. I’ve spent the last few weeks amalgamating and alphabetising videos, books and CDs, whilst G has been covering frightening […]

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Just Seventeen

After seventeen years of publishing, many dogged by stories of impending doom, the Pink Paper finally printed its last edition at the start of October. The UK’s only nationwide queer weekly, the Pink Paper started up in 1987 and was distributed free to bars and clubs all around the UK. At the time of the last General Election, rumours abounded […]

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Bisexuals in Unison?

For years, the lesbian and gay wing of Unison has kept bisexuals out. Following a change of heart last November they decided that they want to let us in …and now they find they can’t! Right back in the early days of BCN we carried a story by Kevin Saunders about attending the national conference of Lesbians & Gays In […]

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Bisexuality and Trangenderism: Intersexions of the Others

Book review: Bisexuality and Trangenderism: Intersexions of the Others edited by Jonathan Alexander and Karen Yescavage (Haworth Press) Buy it on Amazon here: Bisexuality and Transgenderism: Intersexions of the Others   Bisexuality and Transgenderism is the latest special edition of the Journal of Bisexuality to be simultaneously published as a book. Its twenty pieces include empirical research on mental health […]

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Summer BiMedia (2004)

Autumn 2004 Well, it’s been the silly season, so while most journalists have been naffing off on holiday, there’s not been an awful lot of bisexuality, or indeed of anything else substantial, in the media over the summer. There have been bits and pieces – Big Brother finished, and no, it doesn’t seem that any of ‘em were actually bisexual. […]

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Analysing Activism

When the frenzy of BiCon died down, we caught up with author Surya Monro and asked about her forthcoming book. I started work on this book back in the 1990s, when I was attempting to do a PhD on trans politics, and not long before I came out (for the second time) as bi. My first interest was the way […]

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Manchester – BiCon 22

August 2004 – Four and a half days of BiCon and two days of “BiCon Extra” bi social space after the conference itself ended Manchester BiCon was memorable for many things, including the return of the bouncy castle, live music safest listened to from the next building, & a closing plenary where the team stayed in bed and let the […]

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