Bi Visibility Day diary 2019
The 21st Bi Visibility Day arrives this September 23 – 20 years on from the inaugural International Celebrate Bisexuality Day in 1999.
This year there are events in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kyrgystan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the USA and here in the UK. Chances are more countries will be added to that list in the coming days – there are usually a rash of extra events announced at the last minute.
Among the more notable events around the world, the Toronto Bi Arts Festival stretches across a week of events, Paris, Viborg and West Hollywood each have a bi pride march, and Berlin has its annual Bi Camp.
In the Philippines, Manilla has its first ever Bi Conference – with a programme that reads a lot like the early UK BiCons. Madrid hosts a talk about the history of Spain’s bi movement: a key step in a movement maturing is surely shen you can reflect on your history like that!
Unlike in the days of President Obama there isn’t a White House reception on bi issues. That’s perhaps for the best: whatever would Trump say in his message of support?
More events info worldwide:BiVisibilityDay.comUK Events 2019
We’ve tried to list things that are happening after this BCN is likely to land on your doormat:
Friday September 20
Birmingham. Bi boardgames night. 6:30 to 8:30pm at LGBT Centre, 38 Holloway Circus.
Leeds. Bi+ Voices event to showcase bi+ performers. Poetry, spoken word, stand up and more. 6:30-8:30pm at Malmaison, 1 Swinegate.
Saturday September 21
Aberdare. Talk at Cynon Valley Museum, 12 noon. Speaker: Norena Shopland.
Birmingham. Pub crawl with local bi group. Meet 7.30pm at the Fox.
Swansea. Fundraising alternative music gig. 6.30pm at Creature Sound, 1 Bethesda Street.
Sunday September 22
Bolton. Bi street stall organised by BiPhoria near Town Hall.
Glasgow. Film screening followed by the panel discussion Glam Idols: Making Bi Mainstream. 1:15pm at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street. Ticketed event.
London. CaBiRet. A celebration of the talent of our community with songs, comedy, music, poetry, magic and more. Show starts 7pm at The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Rd.
Monday September 23
Cambridge. Bi Pizza meet. To book email email@example.com
London. Over 50s bi group trip to Gays The Word bookshop followed by discussion to talk about bi books. 6pm at Tavis House, Tavistock Sq.
Manchester. GM Fire service staff bi awareness event. Lunchtime at Service HQ.
Manchester. BiCurious? 7pm-9pm at LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond St, organised by BiPhoria.
Manchester. Bi spoken word/ performance event, 7pm, Font bar, 7-9 New Wakefield St.
Sheffield. Bi social meetup. 18:00 at Bungalows & Bears, Division Street. Look for table with a toy bison on it to find people.
Tuesday September 24
Manchester. Bi panel discussion with speakers from BiPhoria and Manchester City Council. 6pm.
Wednesday September 25
Bristol. Panel discussion with PROUDBristol. 5.30pm at RPC, Temple Way BS1 6LW.
London. Unmasking the Bisexual Identity: Fact vs. Fiction. Panel discussion. 18:30 at Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square.
Thursday September 26
London. Bisexuals Meetup pub social. 7pm at The Village – upstairs lounge, 81 Wardour street.
Saturday September 28
Edinburgh. BiTastic, an event that covers activism, sex & relationships, mental health, and the needs of disabled and minority ethnic bi+ people. 9:30-17:30 at Norton Park Conference Centre.