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#1 OFFLINE   softfruit

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:25 PM

As the boys over on Shy Bi Guys have a bisexual news section I thought it might be good to have one over here too.

For posting the stuff that isn't about celebs and such that goes over in the UK Celebs forum.  If it's just me that's interested it'll be nice and quiet here and after a bit I'll shush! X)

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

Bi Women's Health worse than lesbians'

Bisexual women are more likely to experience poor mental health and mental distress than lesbians, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health.
Bisexual women were 64% more likely to report an eating problem and 37% more likely to have deliberately self-harmed than lesbians. They were also 26% more likely to have felt depressed and 20% more likely to have suffered from anxiety in the previous year than lesbians.

Using data from the 2007 Stonewall UK Women’s Health Survey, researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine analysed responses from 5,706 bisexual and lesbian women living in the UK aged 14 or over.
The study found bisexual women were less likely to be ‘out’ to friends, family and work colleagues and also less likely to be in a relationship. According to the results, bisexual women were less likely to experience sexuality-related discrimination from work, healthcare services, education and family than lesbians, but more likely to experience discrimination from friends.

Study senior author Dr Ford Hickson, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “Bisexual people are at particular risk of invisibility and marginalisation from both gay/lesbian communities and mainstream society. Although bisexual women in our study reported experiencing less sexuality-based discrimination than lesbians, this did not benefit their mental health. Mental health services should be aware of both the differences and the similarities in bisexual and lesbian women’s mental health care needs, and tailor the services they provide accordingly.”

(....full story goes on quite a bit longer)

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:06 AM

Bumper crop for Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards

The Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards have announced their longlists of bi books released in 2014.

There are a total of 70 books in 10 categories, a record high for the awards and up ten on last year. The winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 30th.

(List of all 70 books here)

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

View Postsoftfruit, on 05 February 2015 - 09:06 AM, said:

Bumper crop for Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards

The Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards have announced their longlists of bi books released in 2014.

There are a total of 70 books in 10 categories, a record high for the awards and up ten on last year. The winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 30th.

(List of all 70 books here)

Anything to do with bisexuals and books and I'm in :) On a serious note I do think a news section could be good. I'm often on gay oriented news sites and still miss some bi news so a spot to find it all would be good.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:01 AM

Bi Community News needs to go on your bookmarks then ;) (and get it through the post too so as to help keep it going)

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:04 AM

Two upcoming dates of bi talks for LGBT History Month in London.  Other places around the country have things going on too ;) - in the past there's hardly been anything bi for LGBT HM so it's good to see about half a dozen bi focused things this year.

Bisexuality Isn't Magic on Feb 10th

Bi History discussion & social space on Feb 18th


Edit to add - this one in Nottingham on Friday 13th, this in Manchester on Sunday 15th and this in Manchester on Feb 18th!

Edited by softfruit, 12 February 2015 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:09 PM

View Postsoftfruit, on 06 February 2015 - 10:01 AM, said:

Bi Community News needs to go on your bookmarks then ;) (and get it through the post too so as to help keep it going)

Already comes to my door :)

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

Stonewall holds historic bi meeting

The Charity behind the "some people are gay get over it" posters is moving to be an LGBT organisation - meets with bi organisations

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

Bi.Org closing down

One of the two oldest bi web "hub" sites is closing down after nearly 20 years

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:09 AM

More (fictional) famous bis!

Clarke from scifi show The 100 and Catwoman from DC Comics both out as bi this week...

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:04 AM

BiCon bookings open April 2nd

The UK's biggest annual bi event, BiCon, comes to Nottingham this summer on the weekend of 13 - 16 August.

Bookings open next week.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

Tackling biphobia, transphobia & homophobia in schools

Eight organisations will share £2 million of government funding to help prevent and eradicate biphobic, homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

View Postsoftfruit, on 27 March 2015 - 09:04 AM, said:

BiCon bookings open April 2nd

The UK's biggest annual bi event, BiCon, comes to Nottingham this summer on the weekend of 13 - 16 August.

Bookings open next week.

Cries that I can't go this year (missed it last year too) Next year, next year.......

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 03:18 PM

Swansea promises a feast of bi fun

BiFest Cymru returns with a daytime workshop, social space and information event and evening live alternative music event on Saturday 9th May 2015.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:26 PM

Update on the Swansea story - daytime workshop/discussion sessions announced.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:29 PM

By The Bi comes to Europe

Play about bi experience, invisibility and erasure, in Dublin this week and later this summer in Edinburgh, London & hopefully more.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 06:04 PM

I'm gonna see if we can pin a thread like this.
Insert witty/pretentious quote or line here....... COCONUTS

    

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

BiCon Nottingham unveils Ball theme

Bisexuals of the magic forest...

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

Is it okay to say here that I really enjoyed the latest issue of Bi Community News? I was really glad to hear about the By the Bi play that's touring the UK, and the serialised fiction was very intriguing... looking forward to the next issue :D

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

This is a great idea for a thread :)





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