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The USA Goes To The Polls

It’s election day in the United States today after what has felt like an even longer campaign than usual (and not just because this time polling day is the latest in the year it can legally be held). The final polls show Democrat party candidate for President Hilary Clinton a few points ahead of Republican Donald Trump – but then, […]

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Live from the White House…

The White House are holding a special session today on bisexual people’s needs and challenges. Led by BiNetUSA boss Faith Cheltenham, the briefing will focus on policy and cultural issues of significance for the American bisexual community as a part of the White House’s effort to help increase visibility of bisexual people during Bisexual Awareness Week (this week being marked […]

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Celebrating Bi Reporting Across The Pond

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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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Obama speaks after Orlando shooting

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Yesterday saw the horrific killing of at least 50 people at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Across the USA flags are flying at half-mast and around the world many LGBT people, friends and allies are in shock and grief. Here we are reminded of the bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in London in 1999, and the shockwave […]

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Obama: “eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists”

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US President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential proclamation declaring June to be Pride Month and calling on US citizens to work to eliminate prejudice. In his final Pride season as President, he states: Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their […]

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This year’s American Bi Conference

The Because Conference is an annual conference hosted by the Bisexual Organizing Project, dedicated to building an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community in the United States. This year’s will be held on April 8th – 10th at the University of Minnesota. The event is similar to the UK BiCon, and attracts a variety of participants, including […]

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USA: blood ban rolled back

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The USA’s Food & Drug Administration, which sets policy on blood donation, confirmed yesterday it will be amending the ban on bisexual and gay men donating blood that has stood for 32 years. As in Britain it will mean not a complete revocation of the lifetime ban that was introduced in 1983, but a reduction to a twelve month bar. […]

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Utah gets its own BiCon

Salt Lake City has been learning from BiCon, BiFests and Because and is stepping up to make its mark on the bi landscape this week with a bi conference of its own. Utah’s 1 to 5 Club is organising  “Queer Continuum: Exploring the Nuances of Sexuality + Attraction.” The day will focus on issues ranging from people of colour in the community to […]

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