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BiCon 2015 Announces Venue

The venue for the year’s biggest bi festival has been announced. BiCon 2015 will be in Nottingham at the University Park Campus. A few weeks ago the dates for were announced as August 13th – 16th. Conference, convention, gathering, whatever you want to call it BiCon is the largest bi-focused event of the year, with typically 250 – 400 people […]

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Meet bis this week! Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds & more

Want some bi-mates? There are lots of bi meetups going on around the country this week. Monday is Bristol BiVisible’s regular coffee meet at Cafe Kino on Stoke’s Croft from 7pm: spot the bis by looking for the purple teapot. Tuesday night in Sheffield sees the meetup of Sheffield Bi+ from 6pm at Interval Bar. It’s mostly students who attend […]

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Calling South West Bi Women!

The Government Equalities Office – the bit of the government and the civil service that work on equalities issues – is holding a public meeting on January 23rd in Bristol. The meeting will talk about bisexual, trans and lesbian women’s needs. This event is being held by the LGBT Consortium in partnership with the Government Equalities Office. The event forms […]

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Marriage equality in Luxembourg

Last year Luxembourg became the ninth EU country to legalise same-sex marriage – and today the law came into effect. Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber were the first same-sex couple to take advantage of the law, with Differdange town hall opening for the ceremony despite the New Year’s Day bank holiday. The bill passed by a landslide last […]

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New Year LG_T Honours

The New Year’s Honours list today picks out four LGBT activists. Jay Stewart, co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and Jenny-Anne Bishop were each honoured with the OBE for services to the trans community. Jenny Broughton, who founded Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG), was given the MBE, while Nigel George Warner was awarded an MBE for international work on […]

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Scotland’s first same-sex marriages

The first day of same-sex weddings in Scotland saw 34 people get hitched today. On the stroke of midnight the first two ceremonies were conducted in Glasgow – Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown in a humanist ceremony, and Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott in a civil ceremony. Members of the Scottish Parliament were in attendance at both weddings – First Minister Nicola […]

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