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Big Bi Fun Day saved

Annual family-friendly bi afternoon Big Bi Fun Day has been saved. The event which has run in Leicester each Spring for many years now was under threat. The current organiser had stepped aside and months had passed without anyone new coming forward to take the role on. However with new organising volunteer Steve it will return on its usual mid-May […]

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Bi MP says Brexit can’t come too soon

Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski has sought help from overseas to ensure the UK leaves the European Union as soon as possible. The only openly bisexual Conservative MP, he posted on twitter: “Any attempts by Remainer MPs to delay or obstruct #Brexit must be opposed. Today I have formally asked Polish Government to veto any motions by EU to allow extension […]

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Queens and Lady Gaga score in Oscar nominations

Bohemian Rhapsody (film still) / YouTube

The shortlists for this year’s Oscars are out today and Queen Anne film The Favourite, and Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody have a lot to celebrate already – as does Lady Gaga. The Favourite tells the story of Queen Anne, the bisexual monarch of Great Britain and Ireland 1702-1714, and leads the field with ten nominations. These include best film, best […]

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UK LGB Numbers Rise Again

The UK’s Office for National Statistics has published its figures for sexual orientation of the UK population in 2017 – and the trend away from heterosexuality has continued. There are interesting stats on people from mixed / multiple ethnic backgrounds and sexuality in this year’s figures. The estimates are based on data from the Annual Population Survey (APS), which collects […]

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Lords debate Civil Partnership reform

Parliament

The House of Lords yesterday debated reform of the law on marriage and civil partnerships.  Introduced in 2004, civil partnerships are currently only open to same-sex couples.  An expectation in 2013 that they would fade away once same-sex marriage was brought in as an option, they have carried on with a steady stream of people choosing them over marriage – […]

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The Bi Week Ahead: 21-27 January 2019

Welcome to our weekly what’s on roundup of Bi Britain. It’s a quiet week ahead, not least because of LGBT History Month coming up soon to keep us all busy with a plethora of events. Thursday in London there’s the regular meeting of the Bi Meetup group – but please note they are in a different venue from usual as their […]

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LGBTI rights still at risk in the EU

On 16 January, the European Parliament adopted its yearly report on Fundamental Rights in the EU, assessing the implementation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017 according to the Charter of Fundamental Rights standards. It contains strong language on multiple aspects of LGBTI rights. A paragraph of the report (para 36) highlights that “in 2017 LGBTI people were still […]

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