Bisexual Visibility Day

Bisexual Pride Flag Flies Over Camden Town Hall

20160923_101452The bisexual pride flag was today raised over a London council building for the first time.

Nadia Shah, who was appointed Mayor of Camden in May 2016, hoisted the flag in a small ceremony on the roof of Camden Town Hall at 1oam today. The ceremony was attended by members of the Bisexual Index and Camden LGBT Forum as well as local activists and civic staff.

Mayor Nadia Shah addresses the crowd

Mayor Nadia Shah addresses the crowd

The flag has been flown at Council buildings in Brighton and Hove since 2012, but other councils have been reluctant to follow suit. This year, just five further councils (including Camden) – out of more than 410 –  have chosen to follow suit.

The Bisexual Index told Biscuit, “a lot of councils have told us that they fly the rainbow flag for gay pride, and that we’re included in that. But bisexuals… Continue reading

Happy Bi Visibility Day 2016!

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LGBT Poet Laureate Pens Poem for Bisexual Visibility

13552684_264711050572220_1621650479_n-672x372 The LGBT Poet Laureate  has shared a new poem that tackles biphobia.

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has written a poem that asks the wider LGBT community to examine its prejudices. She told Biscuit that she had used the phrase “let us love freely whatever our gender” as prompt to create the poem, which was written to mark Bisexual Visibility Day.  Trudy will read the poem at INCITE!’s bisexuality themed event on 14th September, but you can read it here first.

Bisexual Visibility Day

Do or die, laugh or cry, why not?
Gay or Bi, bold or shy, let’s not
Pretend we haven’t been there.
Or tell ourselves we aren’t aware.

Lets not judge, just because we,
Haven’t experienced the possibility.
Let’s put our prejudice aside
Be Gay or Bi, no need to hide.

September is the month that we
Celebrate bisexuality.
It’s pretty cool to… Continue reading

What’s Happening in the UK for Bi Visibility Day

Here’s Biscuit’s guide to the events celebrating Bisexual Visibility Day throughout the UK. Looking for a bi event near you? look no further!

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Warm up for Bisexual Visibility Day on 14th September  at INCITE!@Phoenix, where LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson hosts professional and amateur poets and chats to poets Genevieve L Walsh and Sven Stears. Of course, the theme of this INCITE! is bisexuality.

On 20th September ParliOUT hosts Purple Prose editor Kate Harrad and bi activist and poet Jacq Applebee for a Lunch and Learn for LGBT parliamentary staff in Westminster.

In Bolton, you’ll find a display packed with information at Bolton Library. The display will remain in place until 26th September so pop down for a look!

In Southampton on 22nd September Bi Wessex hosts an informal networking event at Cafe Momento.

Also on 22nd in Central London, OUTstanding hosts… Continue reading