Trudy Howson

Incite! Celebrates Bisexuality

London’s premier LGBTQ poetry night marks Bi Visibility Month with an evening dedicated to spoken word art that goes both ways.


Incite!@The Phoenix is the home of  LGBTQ+ poetry as diverse as we are, hosted by LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and taking place monthly in an iconic west end venue.

September’s Incite! celebrates the B in LGBT with performances from  Bella Cox and Dan Webber as well as an open mic slot. Admission free. 13th September, Phoenix Artists Club, WC2H.



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.
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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!


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.

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Biscuit Attends Winter Pride Art Awards

9510The Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards were held last night at the Islington Arts Factory. Submissions were sought on the theme ‘Line of Beauty – exploring sexuality, gender and identity’ and the competition was open to all.

The winning artwork was Madame Moustache by Sicilian artist Rosso. The painting recalls Manet’s Olympia, and explores contemporary ideas of gender and beauty.

Speaking to a packed house, campaigner Peter Tatchell said, “The Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards is an example of how art can help shape people’s attitudes towards the LGBT+ community. Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen”.

The event also featured poetry by LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and music from the Korros Ensemble.

The event was sponsored by Lesbian and Gay (sic) Insurer Emerald.

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