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APA apologises for calling LGBT “sexual deviation”

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has issued an apology for their actions in the 1960s, classifying same-sex attraction as sexual deviation in its Diagostic and Statistical Manual and conflating transgender identities with bisexuality and homosexuality. The classification in the DSM led to many people being coerced into using traumatic and harmful methods to “cure” homosexual desires and non-conforming gender identities. […]

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Belfast breaks new ground

Belfast city hall is to fly the rainbow flag for Pride. That’s August 3rd locally. We don’t get all a fluster about rainbow flags at BCN – bi+ flags get us all a-quiver but normally rainbow flags are less of a thrill. We’ve seen a lot of them. But this is Northern Ireland – the corner of the UK where […]

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The Bi Week Ahead: 24-30 June 2019

Welcome to our weekly what’s on roundup of Bi Britain. And we are getting in to the last days of the month so a little quieter than most weeks. But there’s still a good smattering of events to report! Monday night in London it’s the Over 50s bi group from 6pm-8pm at Opening Doors London, Tavis House, Tavistock Square, London. WC1H […]

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‘Porn ban’ pushed back again

The UK government’s plan run an extensive internet censorship programme has come up against reality again – and the can kicked further down the road. The block on material deemed pornographic had been due to come in on July 15th – itself a postponement of an original April 2018 start date. Now the law will come into force… er… later… […]

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Bi Diary: 17-23 June 2019

Welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s on around Bi Britain. The week kicks off on Tuesday when from 7.45pm it’s Swansea Bi Group’s regular pub meet at Mozarts, Walter Road. More about them here. Also that night it’s the monthly bi pub meet for Manchester BiPhoria. 8pm at the Waterhouse pub, across Princess Street from Manchester Town Hall. They are normally in one of the […]

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Euro LGBTI Survey: the Sequel

One of our favourite pieces of queer research is back! The EU Fundamental Rights Agency is conducting a follow-up to its 2013 survey. When the results of that were published they came not just as a dry set of figures but as a map you could make a plethora of choices about – so getting a really quick and easy […]

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Bi Health Conference for the US

In the USA, the Chicago Bisexual Health Task Force will be hosting a Bisexual Health Summit on July 9, 2019 (1:00-5:00 PM), the day before the beginning of the US’ 2019 National Sexual Health Conference in Chicago. Like the Manchester event in the UK two years ago, this engages with a variety of health organisations and covers information for health […]

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