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Winning reads

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) presented their Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards this weekend, with winners in 10 book categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction/Erotica, Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror], Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Mystery and two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year. The awards are for books published in 2014. Winners and runners-up – listed by […]

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Complicated? Bisexuality needn’t be…

Complicated? is a new report published today highlighting experiences of biphobia. It explores the impact of biphobia and reflects how bisexual communities can – and sometimes cannot – help provide refuge from, or empowerment to challenge, anti-bi prejudice and discrimination. Launched this morning in Edinburgh by LGBTI charity the Equality Network, it makes a series of recommendations for how services […]

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Petition challenges treatment of bisexual asylum seekers

A fresh petition on Change.Org challenges the new Conservative government on its asylum policy – and how its implementation discriminates against bisexual people fleeing persecution on the grounds of their sexual orientation. It notes: “We the undersigned have heard of cases of bisexual men and women being denied asylum on the grounds of their sexuality, because the UK appears to […]

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Ireland votes YES

With the counting not yet over in the Republic of Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum it looks like a big win for equality. The Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin tweeted this morning: “I’m calling it. Key boxes opened. It’s a yes. And a landslide across Dublin. And I’m so proud to be Irish today.” Turnout is above 50% across the 3.2 […]

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No surprise: bi teens more likely to get pregnant

Research from the USA based on interviewing bisexual and gay teenagers in New York suggests bi and gay teens are more likely to get pregnant, or get a partner pregnant, than is the case amongst young heterosexuals. The findings reinforce recent research from Canada. The American Journal of Public Health report found that – of some 10,000 respondents – those […]

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Ireland set to vote on same-sex marriage

On Friday the Republic of Ireland goes to the polls in a referendum on same-sex marriage. After a long campaign, opinion polls suggest same-sex marriage will pass into law, though by a significantly narrower margin than early polls which suggested a 4-to-1 margin in favour. One in five voters say they are still yet to make up their mind on […]

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March with bi pride in Birmingham

This Saturday is Birmingham LGBT Pride and Brum Bis have a marching group on the parade.  To join them you need to meet the group around 10:45am in Victoria Square to sign the health & safety form. Route is the same as the past 2 years: through the main shopping areas and down to Hurst Street. Wearing purple is encouraged […]

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