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The best reason to refuse an LGBT Ally Award

A singer in New Zealand has turned down her nomination for an LGBT Ally Award for the best of reasons – she’s not an ally, she’s bi! Lizzie Marvelly posted on her Instagram: Last week I was honoured to be nominated for the Celebrity Ally Award at the LGBTQI Awards. I can’t accept the nomination, however, and I feel it’s […]

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The bi week ahead: 7 to 13 May

Welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s on in Bi Britain – starting with the Bank Holiday Monday. Know of a bi meet we’re missing? Drop us a line! Tuesday night in London, Bisexual Underground meet at The Blue Posts, 81 Newman Street, London. It’s a pub meetup and; find out more here. Also that night it’s Brum Bi Group, a community-centre space group at the […]

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Queer Book Weekend

This weekend sees the ninth Bold Strokes Books festival in Nottingham. Held at the Nottingham Waterstones this year, the annual LGBTQ author festival, sees 30 international authors talking about their books, the themes and issues raised. Attendees at the two-day event can meet the authors and get signed copies of their books. Tickets are £3 but that can be counted […]

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One in three bi pupils are bullied at school over sexuality

LGBT equality group Stonewall has released guidance for secondary schools to help combat bi-erasure and biphobia. Celebrating Bi Inclusion in Secondary Schools is designed to provide specific insight into the experiences of bi young people in schools and highlight issues that bi people of all ages continue to face. Confirming what bi-specific groups have argued for more than twenty years, […]

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Yet Another Equality Minister

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The UK has another new Minister for Women and Equalities – the government role which includes leading on many LGBT issues. Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, is the fifth person to take the job on in the past two years. She has gained the role following the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Office minister, as part of the […]

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Huge funding win for LGBT youth centre

Congratulations to Manchester’s Joyce Layland Centre (formerly the Lesbian & Gay Centre) which has had a huge funding windfall of £800,000. The money, from the Big Lottery Fund, is for a rebuilding project for the centre, increasing the space available to groups that meet there and making the whole place better fit for use. The centre was the first – and […]

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Out Now!

It’s landing on doormats already, the latest edition of BCN magazine! Our April issue looks at how coming out changes the way you see the world, loads of Bi TV in BiMediaWatch, and much more besides. Get yours in the post.

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BiMoFest becomes BiMoPride, sets new date

Durham’s BiMo-Fest has become BiMo-Pride. The day of workshops and discussions around being bisexual (or other choices of multi-gender-attraction label like pansexual or omnisexual) was lined up for earlier in the spring – but the heavy snowfall meant it had to be postponed. It is being organised by the local university student LGBT+ society, but open to everyone – student […]

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