Tag Archives: biphobia

High Court protects schoolkids

A High Court judge today ruled that an exclusion zone banning protests around Anderton Park School in Sparkhill, Birmingham is to continue indefinitely. The school has been at the centre of public protests because it has been delivering lessons on things like respecting difference that some parents and unconnected local residents find troubling, fervently arguing that they know better than […]

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Queen’s Speech includes “stop-bis-voting” plan

The Queen’s Speech today included a measure likely to reduce the number of people who vote at future elections – and the bi vote might be particularly affected. The proposals to make showing ID compulsory when voting follow trials in voting at recent annual May council elections. Those were not widely considered a success. BCN Editor Jen Yockney observed of […]

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Last Call! Scottish Hate Crime Review

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The Scottish Parliament have been conducting a consultation of public’s views on proposed changes to the Scottish Hate Crime legislation. These include adding gender and age as categories of hate to be recognised alongside race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and trans identity. The public meetings have come to an end and there’s just two days left to have your say […]

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Squeezed out: Bis in LGBT Space

Stonewall’s new report “LGBT In Britain – Home And Community” – highlights how bi people feel themselves pushed out from “LGBT” or gay scene spaces.  It is a familiar theme from what BCN readers and contributors have told us over many years; indeed, the existence of separate bi groups, events and BCN magazine itself come from exactly that problem. Because […]

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Challenge ABC’s Biphobia

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A petition has garnered over 500 signatures so far (update 24 hours later: 1,000) challenging the American TV network ABC over biphobia on one of its television shows. The change.org petition’s message is: End Biphobia and Bi-erasure on The Real O’Neals. Pictured: a previous petition campaign helped stop Google blocking bi results on instant search. Sara Ramirez, former star of […]

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Stonewall Index highlights challenges for bis at work

This year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index makes for interesting reading. The report is based on monitoring of employers’ work on LGBT inclusion and representation, and a parallel survey completed by some 91,000 employees at companies and organisations. It’s important when reading the results to remember that it reflects around 400 workplaces which are actively working to be more inclusive and […]

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Biggins’ Bigotry OK by OFCOM

Media regulator OFCOM have today rejected complaints that were made about the Celebrity Big Brother programme where Christopher Biggins’ biphobic comments were made. Some 44 individual complaints had been registered earlier this year. In their ruling, the regulators declared that they had “investigated whether a discussion between Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano about the sexual orientation of bisexual people was […]

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