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BBC dramatises Thorpe saga

A Very English Scandal - still c BBC and Blueprint Television Ltd

The story of Jeremy Thorpe, a bisexual man who became leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976, will be told in a three-part BBC drama later this month. Thorpe had relationships with both men and women – but at a time of much wider social homophobia and biphobia, and with his early experiences of sex with men coming […]

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The Best Bi Books of the Year

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) have announced the finalists for the Sixth Annual Bisexual Book Awards. They are divided into nine book categories for titles published in 2017: Non-Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction, Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror], Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Mystery and Poetry, plus two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year. News story update: […]

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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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