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You didn't hear it from us (21/03/15)

NetfixHOCHere’s a round-up of some of the news, blogs posts and comment we missed this week.


Did we miss any other must-see stories? Let us know in comments…

"Risky changes": A coming out story – Part 2

RCchap7twowomen2Bisexual artist Norma Furman, 80, shares the second of a series of extracts from her memoirs. In Part 2, the cracks begin to show in Norma’s relationship with her first female lover, Audrey, when they embark on an action-packed road trip in Audrey’s husband’s car…

I joined Audrey’s consciousness raising group where women from different lifestyles met weekly to discuss and share feelings and experiences most women have in common. It opened my eyes and my mind. The unmarried women and the ones without children envied those of us who had the “traditional” family, while we longed for the freedom we had given up. We knew we had it better than any other generation of women in history (except for maybe the primitive matriarchal societies) but questioned why that was supposed to be good enough. Why were our rights not equal with the men? Why would a just, fair God or a just, fair society for that matter give one group of humans fewer opportunities than another group? Especially if that other group consisted of their own mothers, sisters, daughters and lovers.

Some of the rights that were denied to us in those days were important like “equal pay for equal work” and “equal physical activity programs”. Some of the rights that were denied to us were silly, seemed arbitrary and made no sense such as: we could smoke cigarettes but we could not inhale from cigars or pipes, we had to wear short skirts and shear stockings in the dead of winter when the winds blew our skirts and often revealed our frozen “tootsies” and we were called “immodest” if we wore slacks!
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Poll results: "Do you own any 'bi pride' items?"

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Janis Hetherington SPECIAL: "WTF, Dolce & Gabbana?"

syringesJanis Hetherington was the first UK woman in an openly same-sex couple to be artificially inseminated. Unsurprisingly, she saw fit to have a few words about the Dolce & Gabbana debacle…

So I’m sat here surrounded by voluminous column inches about sproglets. Not your any common or garden sprogs but those requiring a lickle bit of nuture against nature as I do each spring in my greenhouse. Selective breeding so to speak. Making sure my pelargoniums do not conspire with my super-white geraniums and breed a puce variety that will alarm my bedding scheme.

All very acceptable at Chelsea Flower Show and especially amongst the giant veg brigade spiking each others entries with unspeakable wraths come the late Summer shows BUT we are talking about humankind here and selective breeding as we all know is the strict realm of toffs and warlords. So wot’s up DOC? Well Doc is indeed guilty of test tube conspiracy. Oh! What does go on in those breeding dishes that gobble up our defective genes?

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Genes? Well actually jeans or rather non jeans. Do Dolce & Gabbana possess or progress 501s? Of course it is the other genes they’ve made pronouncement about and upset poor old Elton and Martina (those icons of all things mildly or even vermillion pinky) to such an extent that boycotts and burnings at the stake are threatened throughout pinkdom and even faghaggerydom.
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Calling all writers… Biscuit needs YOU!

purple_feather_penYup, we’re looking for fresh talent here at Biscuit… G’wan, you know you want to!

Keen scribbler?

Passionate about helping increase bi visibility?

Brimming with ideas?

Enjoy getting the odd freebie?*

 

Then please please drop Lottie and Libby a line:

lottie@thisisbiscuit.com

libby@thisisbiscuit.com

We need writers across all sections of the site. If you fancy putting yourself forward as a regular columnist in any of these sections, all the better!

*Sadly Biscuit is still a voluntary project at this stage but with any luck we will be able to change that pretty soon if we keep filling the site with awesome articles (chicken and egg, geddit?).

 

The Purple List: Nominations closed!

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Who are your purple stars?

Nominations for the Purple List have now CLOSED. The full list, judged by a panel of Biscuit writers, will be announced shortly 🙂

It might be Anna Paquin. It might be someone in your local LGBT group.

Whether they’ve been splashed all over the papers speaking out about bi issues or just made waves in your town, Biscuit’s Purple List will honour those who’ve made a real difference to the bi community.

If you’ve got any questions, just drop an email to lottie@thisisbiscuit.com