Tag Archives: Awards

BiUK on European Diversity Awards list

This year’s shortlist for the European Diversity Awards has been unveiled and bi research & theory charity BiUK are on the list for Community Project of the year. They follow in the footsteps of the UK’s oldest bi support organisation, BiPhoria, who were shortlisted in the same category last year. The full shortlist for Community Project this year is: Refugee […]

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For Services To The Bisexual Community

The first MBE “for services for the bisexual community” (should that be the M-Bi-E?) was presented at Buckingham Palace earlier today to Jen Yockney, recognising more than 20 years grassroots bi volunteering. Accompanied to the Palace by fellow volunteers from other bi projects around the UK over that time, she received the honour in a carefully co-ordinated pink, purple and […]

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Oldest Bi Group Shortlisted for Award

The UK’s longest-running bi community group, BiPhoria, has made the shortlist in the inaugural Bolton Pride Awards. The full list of nominees in each category is: Charity/Organisation: Bolton LGBT+, BiPhoria, Bolton YMCA, Sparkle – The National Transgender Charity, Bolton Healthwatch and BWFC Community Trust Adult Diversity Champion: Steve Sherry (LGBT+ Bolton), Pierette Squires (BiPhoria and Bolton LGBT Partnership), Zoe Kirk […]

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Celebrating Bi Reporting Across The Pond

USA

The USA’s National Lesbian & Gay Journalism Awards have for the first time recognised reporting on bisexual issues with the 2016 awards announced yesterday.  The first award for bi journalism went to Colin Murphy for “Vincent Price’s Daughter Confirms Father’s Bisexuality,” published on online LGBT news site #Boom. “NLGJA saw unprecedented growth in nominations for the Excellence in Journalism awards […]

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Bi Activist in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today includes Bi Community News editor and longstanding bi grassroots volunteer Jen Yockney. Jen receives an MBE for her contribution to the bisexual community over the past two decades. Mx Yockney’s work, including taking the helm here at BCN for more than a decade, includes leading BiPhoria – the UK’s longest-running bisexual group – […]

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#BiWinning

Congratulations BCN editor Jen Yockney who carried the Volunteer Of The Year award away at last night’s LGBT Heroes ceremony. It’s the first time in the five years of the awards that a bi community organisation or individual activist has taken the prize, despite several making the shortlists over that time. Her comment after the event was, “I was so […]

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Heroes?

Good luck to our Editor, Jen Yockney, at the Foundation Hero Awards tonight! The Homo Hero Awards, latterly renamed the LGBT Foundation Heroes, have been running for five years- during which time Bi Community News itself, BiCon organiser Natalya Dell, Bisexual Index’s Marcus Morgan, and veteran bi organiser Jen Yockney have been shortlisted in various categories. As yet none of […]

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Will BiPhoria get lucky?

We’ve seen a lot of bi volunteers and organisations walk away empty-handed from LGBT awards events in recent years.Tonight it’s the Inclusive Networks awards in Manchester. BiPhoria, the UK’s longest-running bi group, have come up short at Pink Paper awards, Shout Out awards, the European Diversity awards and more. Will tonight be another disappointment? They’re up against Manchester Lesbian & […]

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