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“Pretend To Be Gay” has had its day

A bisexual worker who was told to pretend to be gay has won nearly £8,000 compensation after a court recognised that this was in breach of the laws on discrimination in the workplace. The Mirror reports that Daniel Hart, who spent three months as an assistant manager at the Amon shop in Gateshead’s Metrocentre shopping arcade, was warned not to […]

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17 Years Late: Civil Partnership Equality

The first mixed-sex civil partnerships are being registered today.  Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, whose court case overturned the sexist barrier that had existed in law since 2004, are the first of no doubt very many couples to register – with the law expected to follow suit in Scotland soon and with same-sex marriage becoming an option in Northern Ireland […]

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That Was 2019

That was 2019. Three dates for Brexit came and went, the EU elections swung to the extremes of isolationist and internationalist politics, America impeached a President, and a handful of Brits chose a new Prime Minister and then 14 million voters endorsed the decision in time for Christmas. In queer life, we marked twentyone years of the bisexual flag and […]

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The State of Europe 2019

Yesterday, December 16th, the European Parliament adopted its first text dedicated to LGBTI rights of the 2019-2024 session: a resolution on public discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people. With barely a month to go before the UK leaves the EU under the new majority Conservative government this is likely to be the most substantial LGBTI motion our unexpected contingent […]

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Rainbow Book Awards Bi Winners

The 2019 Rainbow Book Awards winners are out – and here are the winners and runners up representing the best of bi writing in the past year. Historical & Paranormal Romance 1. Jude Lucens – Behind These Doors (Radical Proposals #1) 2. E.J. Russell – Demon on the Down-Low (Supernatural Selection #3) 3. Lexi Ander – Caledonia Destiny Fantasy 1. […]

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Hallmark Stumbles

US television network the Hallmark Channel has got itself in a pickle over bi and gay representation. At BCN this leaves us wondering which cheesy snow-flecked films it’s going to be cool to watch over the Christmas break. It started with the channel carrying adverts for a wedding planning firm, Zola, in six variants – some with same-sex couples depicted, […]

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Brum BiFest set for Equinox

Birmingham’s annual bi day of talks and socialising is set for March next year. Brum BiFest will be held on Saturday March 21st, at The Warehouse, Allison Street – close by Moor Street and New Street train stations for those coming from out of town. Warehouse is a vegetarian cafe which likely means a change from past Brum BiFest event […]

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