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White Wedding?

The arrival of same-sex marriage for England and Wales opened up marriage to people who had never married before. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2014, of all individuals marrying a same sex partner 85% were forming their first legally recognised partnership compared with 76% for mixed-sex couples. So of the 5,000 same-sex marriages that year some 4,000 […]

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Fun trailer teases for Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron stars in Atomic Blonde this summer, a “breakneck action-thriller” that about an MI6 assassin. And she’s bisexual, if the gratuitous trailer didn’t drop you the hint. The top agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, and definitely not a character created out of frustration at double-oh-seven always being a bloke, Agent Lorraine Broughton (played by Theron) has been […]

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Online support for bi, gay & trans women with cancer

This week in support of National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, and in recognition of the needs of LGBTQ women, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have opened a new dedicated section of their online forum. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They say: “This section of […]

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5,000 people married – without a wedding?

Nearly two and a half thousand couples got married in 2014 – usually without a wedding! When same-sex marriage was introduced there was an option introduced for those couples who had registered a civil partnership to be able to ‘convert’ their partnership registration to marriage. This month’s Office for National Statistics figures show that, following the introduction of the same-sex […]

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More Role Models Sought

Stonewall ran two bisexual role models programmes last year with around 60 people making their way through the training event. They got some excellent reviews – see the feature in our December issue. It’s back again this autumn. Stonewall say: We are delighted to be running a Role Models programme specifically for bi people to explore what it means to […]

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Kristen Stewart remixes bi slogan

“That whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay or whatever. You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite,” says actress Kristen Stewart. Veterans of bisexual sloganeering will recognise the message of the old “I’m bisexual; you’re confused” slogan in there. The star was being interviewed ahead of the release of […]

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Civil partnership reform “inevitable”

Reform of civil partnerships is inevitable according to the archietect of the same-sex marriage bill.  In an interview this weekend former MP Lynne Featherstone says of civil partnership reform: It’s an inevitability, as it leaves an inequality that is not sustainable. It would be wonderful if the government would just do it. They’ve already had a review and a consultation, […]

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