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The bi week ahead: 20-26 November

It’s a new bisexual week in our calendar of bi events – and there’s lots on around the country. Things get started on Tuesday when from 7.45pm it’s Swansea Bi Group at Mozarts, Walter Road. Which is in Swansea, obviously. More about them here. Also that night it’s the monthly bi pub meet for Manchester BiPhoria. 8pm at Via on Canal Street; they normally meet in […]

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Australians say Yes

The referendum in Australia on same-sex marriage has produced a clear result in favour – with 61.6% support on a turnout of just under 80%. This is a similar level of support to that shown in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum two years ago – but a much higher turnout, which was 60% in Ireland. It’s close to an absolute […]

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Queer Boost in US Elections


It was “off year” polling day in the USA, and there was a small but heartening leap forward in LGBT representation – including the “B”. The big years in US politics are the even numbers – like last year’s Presidential contest, or next year’s “midterms”. But just as the UK has local elections every year whether or not they are […]

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Scottish party leaders unite in apology

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The leaders of all five parties in the Scottish Parliament have spoken out today as the Parliament moved to quash past offences where the person convicted would not have committed a crime if it were not for homophobic and biphobic laws. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP began with a statement offering apology to those convicted for same-sex sexual activity that […]

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Twitter rolls back #bisexual ban

Twitter have reversed the block on image and video content for hashtags such as #bisexual. In a statement they tweeted from the official support account they said: “Late last week, we discovered a technical issue that affected search results: searches for certain words related to sexuality did not populate complete results. We apologize for anyone negatively impacted by this bug. […]

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Twitter’s Bi Ban: Sign the Petition

There’s now a petition challenging twitter’s block on the #bisexual search term. Sign it here. The petition reads, As of the weekend of November 4th, 2017, Twitter’s picture, video and news search now block #bisexual and related terms – even with safe search filters turned off. Bisexual support is among the hardest to find for LGBT people – and many […]

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Twitter photo-blocks #bisexual

Twitter has blocked the word bisexual as a term on its photo-search facility. The peculiar move doesn’t affect related or similar terms such as pansexual or transsexual – so it’s not the “sex” causing the problem. Bi Community News editor Jen Yockney MBE commented, “This is a peculiar retrograde step, just when we thought we’d got over this kind of […]

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