There's a mass tweet being run here - if you're on twitter (and out on twitter as bi/ally!) do please sign up :)
So I have a couple of questions for our members:
* Firstly, as I have lost touch with the original other moderator of this community, would anyone like to volunteer to co-moderate with me?
*Secondly, I'm looking for ideas about where our members want this community to go. Should we make more of an effort to have regular discussions? What kinds of topics would you like to see? How could this be encouraged? Any ideas welcome.
Please feel free to put any and all ideas in comments!
URGENT CALL FOR ACTION
Contact your MSPs now about the hate crime bill!
MSPs will vote Tomorrow, 18th March, on Patrick Harvie’s hate crime bill, the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill.
If MSPs vote yes, the bill will go on to its second and third stages. But if MSPs vote no, the bill will be scrapped.
Scrapping the bill would mean we’d lose our only chance for hate crime against LGBT people to be taken as seriously as racist and sectarian hate crime. We need this bill to pass!
If you agree with this, please contact your MSPs, before Wednesday, to ask them to vote for the general principles of the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill on Wednesday.
Contacting your MSPs is easy
Please forward this to anyone else you think would be interested in contacting their MSPs.
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What is Bisociality?
Bisociality is the Manchester bi community letting down its collective hair and relaxing outside the more structured, safe and activist atmosphere of Biphoria. In the past it has consisted of several pub meets, clubbing nights, museum and cinema visits, a history walk around town and at least one play.
When is it?
( third Tuesday socialCollapse )
There is also a pub social on the second Thursday at the Knott Bar across the road from Deansgate station on Deansgate from 8pm, although some people should be there from half sevenish. Arriving early is advisable if you want food, as they stop serving at 8.. The Knott Bar is a chilled out pub with billiards table, comfy sofas, ginger and fruit beers, real ale, wine and a balcony for smokers.
Do note that whilst the pub socials can be reasonably popular and have attendees until a late hour this is not guaranteed - please arrive closer to eight o'clock if you want to be sure of meeting people.
If you've found an event you think other people would enjoy, please post it on the bisociality yahoo list and see what happens!
( what you can expect, how the bi social scene could be improvedCollapse )
All genders, all persuasions, newcomers and regulars alike all welcomed to this annual charity night of sensuality and erotic adventure, commencing with the finals of the Erotic Awards. Disabled very welcome.
* once upon a time known as the Sex Maniac's Ball
(slightly cross-posted to raise awareness of the Friday date)
Bisexuals in Space!
What’s it like to be bi in everyday life?
What’s it like to be bi at BiCon?
I’m conducting research into bi people’s experiences of bisexuality as an identity. I’m interested in what it’s like to be bi in everyday life, and also in the ways that people experience their identities in bi spaces like BiCon and BiFest. I’m using the idea of embodiment (the way people experience the world through their bodies) as a way of trying to find out more about this- some of you might have attended workshops I've run on this theme at bi events in the past, such as the lego/plasticine modelling workshop at BiCon last year, or the plasticine/collage workshop at London BiFest this May.
I’m looking for a group of participants to take part in a photo-diary study, in which I’ll ask 10-15 people to take photographs of their experiences of BiCon 2008, and of a week in everyday life, and to take part in an interview.
X-posted- apologies if you see this more than once!
The Lee Mack Show
Tom Robinson: Sing if you're glad to be Lee. The cocky northern scamp joins Tom Robinson for another half hour of quickfire buffoonery.
(link should work til Thursday)
Lots of fun, if sometimes painfully so, bi banter as Tom tries to get the "bi" thing over to Lee, and why if he's bi did he sing "Glad to be Gay" (...well, it wouldn't rhyme otherwise...).
My name's David, and I realised I was bisexual last year. It was nothing major, I just realised that I couldn't keep saying "I'm straight but I quite fancy [insert name of latest man crush here]*". So I decided I may as well be honest and say that I'm bisexual.
I'm engaged to a wonderful lady called Sarah, and we're getting married next September. I'm out online, and also to Sarah and to my mum. Anyone who reads my LJ profile or my Facebook page can see that I'm bisexual, but I'm pretty sure my sister or my stepdad would be a bit negative about it, so I've not bothered to explicitly come out to them.
I'm hoping to make it along to Bisexual Underground at some point, and also to this year's Bicon. Anyone know of any decent LGBT groups where I live (Chelmsford, Essex)?
I'm a Christian, but very much LGBTQ friendly (I was even before I realised I was bi). Other interests include TV, reading, sci-fi, slash, and writing, and I'd quite like to get into computer programming.
*Most of my man crushes tend to be celebrity types rather than RL people (although there are a couple of guys at work whom I quite like...). The latest being Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes. *faints*