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This bi weekend: Coffee or Pride?

It’s been a quiet week for bi meets – part of being the “fifth week” of the month.  But there are a couple of chances to meet up with other bis this weekend. On Saturday in London it’s the Bi Coffee Meet at Spitalfields Market (coffee shop), from 3pm.  More info here. About the same time in Liverpool the local bi group […]

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Share your bi thoughts!

Ever thought about writing for BCN? If you’ve got something to say about bisexual life today then where better to say it than Britain’s bi magazine? See our contribution guidelines or drop us a line with your idea.  

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2 months to go

Marking Bi Visibility Day this year? Also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day and Bi Pride, the 23rd September has been marked as a bisexual festival every year since 1999 – with at least one event in the UK every year and many more around the world. As the BiVisibilityDay.com website say: “Please tell us about your plans for September 23rd […]

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Parliamentary group launches inquiry on global LGBT rights

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The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT Rights has this week (Tuesday 21 July) announced a major new inquiry into breaches of LGBT rights worldwide. The group was set up last month by MPs and Peers across the political parties and is the first of its kind in the UK Parliament. The APPG’s Chair, Nick Herbert MP, announced […]

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Lords debate LGB asylum

Lord Scriven initiated a debate in the House of Lords today on the UK’s treatment of LGB (lesbian, gay, & bisexual) asylum seekers. Lord Bate, Home Office minister, replied for the government. The debate began: Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations in the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and […]

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Reporting biphobic hate

This week’s stories about a biphobic hate incident at a festival in Cardiff being poorly handled by the council’s stewarding team highlight how difficult reporting biphobic hate can be. One of the women at the centre of the so-called “lesbian kiss” furore told BCN yesterday, “We weren’t even snogging, it was literally a couple of pecks on the lips while […]

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Crunch day in Ireland

Just two months after the massive referendum victory for same-sex marriage, the Republic of Ireland is on the brink of another step forward in LGBT rights. Today the Seanad debates the final stages of a gender recognition bill that will allow transgender people to gain legal recognition. Unlike similar laws in several other countries the decision is in the hands […]

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