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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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After Ireland, the USA


In the USA, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled that state bans on same-sex marriage are in breach of the country’s constitution. The ruling was by a narrow 5 votes to 4 margin. President Obama commented, “This ruling is a victory for Jim Obergefell and the other plaintiffs in the case,” he said. “It’s a victory for gay and lesbian […]

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Third US state bans “conversion therapy”

Oregon became the third US state to outlaw therapy that claims to “cure” bisexuality or homosexuality yesterday. Similar practices to try and convince transgender people that they are cis will also be banned in the state. The supposed therapy has been linked to higher rates of depression and self-harm amongst young bi, gay and trans people. The law only applies […]

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Bisexuals make Obama’s State of the Union

US President Barack Obama today became the first American premier to use the words “bisexual”, “lesbian” and “transgender” in the State Of The Union annual address. “As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained,” Obama said. “That’s […]

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The conference planning committee of the 8th International BiCon have announced the keynote speakers for this summer’s conference. Makoto Hibino: Born in 1967 as a MtM, Makoto Hibino is now living as MtX transgender. Makoto has been a bi activist since 1995. In 1999 Makoto published To Be and/or Not to Be Bisexual which remains at the forfront of books […]

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