Tag Archives: EU

Bringing Bi Europe Together

Ahead of the third Europe-wide conference on bisexuality, we caught up with EuroBiCon team member Hilde – who was also on the team for the first EBC back in 2001. Its been a long time since EBC in Dublin – 13 years! – what prompted bringing EuroBiCon back? EuroBiCon is back, thanks to our friends from Amsterdam Pride. They were […]

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EuroBis Gather

The third Europe-wide bisexual gathering, EuroBiCon, opened in Amsterdam this morning with a packed lineup of speakers from bi, LGBT and mainstream organisations welcoming attendees for three days of networking and debate. The deputy mayor of Amsterdam, chair of Netherlands LGBT rights group COC, and key figures in ILGA, Amsterdam Pride and Rotterdam Pride were among the lineup. Held in […]

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Bi… In Theory

The first Europe-wide conference focused on bisexuality research and theory kicks off tomorrow in Amsterdam. EuroBiReCon (European Bisexuality Research Conferece) follows in the footsteps of the UK’s BiReCon events which have run since 2008 on alternate years. The model has been picked up elsewhere with BiReConUSA in the United States offering a similar programme of research engagement across the pond. […]

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Bringing Europe Together

This summer’s EuroBiCon is coming up soon in Amsterdam, on July 28th-31st. It includes an academic / research conference, EuroBiReCon, at which papers will be presented of research into bisexual life and bisexuality from across Europe and beyond. This is followed by three days of more general bi themed discussions and activity. It is the first continent-wide bi event since […]

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Blood ban reform: France Delivers

France has ended its lifetime ban on men who have sex with men donating blood. Reform of the blood ban was part of President Hollande’s election platform. As in the UK and USA, there will be a 12 month bar from blood donation, so if you’ve had sex with another man in the past year you cannot donate blood. That […]

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UN Human Rights Council condemns LGBTphobic violence

In a 23 to 18 vote (with 6 abstentions), the United Nations Human Rights council has voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence & discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution establishes the new position of an independent expert, whose role it will be to assess the implementation of existing international […]

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Out!

The UK has voted to leave the European Union.  While it may not have immediate impact on bi people as such we can expect change. Most LGBT+ equalities that have been won for UK (or at least GB) citizens in the past 20 years have come through European campaigns. We got parenting rights, an equal age of consent, workplace protections […]

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European Council LGBTI proposals a “trojan horse”

Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted a paper on LGBTI equality. It is the first time that the Council has passed a document addressing LGBTI equalities. An earlier attempt to reach conclusions on LGBTI equality in December 2015 was blocked by Hungary. In the document the Council asks the European Commission to promote the measures outlined in […]

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