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Bi with Pride: Sheffield

It’s Sheffield Pride today and there are three ways of joining in with the bi bits! From 1030am meet on Pear Street (look for Sheffield’s bi group with their pink, purple and blue flags) for the march which sets off around 12 noon. Alternatively drop by the bi stall in the community tent and grab some bi stuff. Finally from […]

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Bis at Liverpool Pride

It’s a big pride weekend and one of the events with a bi bloc on the parade is Liverpool Pride. Meet from 11am-12 noon on the plateau at St George’s (just across from Lime Street Station) and look for marching group assembly point 9. The parade at Liverpool takes about an hour to loop round the city which you might […]

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50 Years: The BBC Monologues

BBC / Richard Ansett

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act the BBC are broadcasting a series of eight monologues, telling the stories of fictional characters all set in the same pub. The stories told in Queers range across time from before the 1967 Act to the modern day, with actors including Alan Cumming, Gemma Whelan, Rebecca Front and Russell Tovey. […]

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How Laws Change (LGBT) Lives


The UK Parliament has made a series of three short videos about the effects of legislative changes on LGBT people. They’re on YouTube as part of the official, non-party-political, parliament channel. The films are part of an ongoing education programme to help the wider community understand how parliament and legislation work, which has been spurred on by House of Commons […]

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The Queerly Mundane

Photo BBC/7Wonder Productions/Simon Weekes

As part of their programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act the BBC have a two-hour long show telling LGBTQ stories reflected through everyday objects. The show, split into two hour-long sections, is called Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of LGBTQ Britain and presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman. Objects range from a […]

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Blood Ban to be relaxed further

The Government has announced that the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men will be reduced from 12 months to three months. The change will be brought forward next year (2018). The announcement noted that this move would increase the supply of donor blood available for life-saving operations. As important for many people is that it […]

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Progress on Gender?

Justine Greening MP, Minister for Women and Equalities has announced proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender will be part of a broad consultation of the legal system that underpins gender transition, the Gender Recognition Act. With a huge overlap in the “B” and “T” communities this stands to affect a great many BCN readers. Currently individuals […]

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