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The Bisexual History Project seeks to tweet and facebook at least one “On this day in history” bi event every day of the year. They have most of the year covered but there are many more things that could be listed.
This is a hands-on workshop organised by BiPhoria to research bi history dates to help add to the calendar – bring your laptop and ideas (if you are fresh out of ideas, just the laptop is fine!)
To see the Bi History Project’s existing dates browse http://www.twitter.com/bisexualhistory or http://facebook.com/bihistory
Bi Pride UK is a new organisation working to create new high-profile spaces for anyone who experiences attraction to more than one gender to celebrate their identities. Through engaging with and educating local Pride organisations across the country and creating our own dedicated annual Bi Pride event (with the first in March 2019), we address the existing exclusion often experienced by bi people in the UK in traditional Pride spaces. They’ll be giving a brief introduction to bi identities and the bi community in the UK, and you’ll get to hear more about what the Bi Pride UK team has been up to since founding the organisation in 2017, learn about the organisation’s plans, and see how you could get involved. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.
York Centre for Writing hosts a reading and Q&A with Michael Amherst from his new non-fiction book. Using bisexuality as a frame Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Amherst asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art – a mysterious, creative force.
Organised by: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Kimberly Campanello (email@example.com)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access
Leicester Secular Society present:
Bisexuality Is Magic
with Marcus Morgan
Bisexuality makes people invisible but is it really a magical power?
Activist and magician Marcus Morgan explains and explores. He’s a member of The Magic Circle so expect some surprises and a little audience participation
Free entry with tea and biscuits
Kate Harrad, bisexual activist and writer and the editor of recently published book Purple Prose, reads extracts from the book and discusses the issues around publishing a book on bisexuality. Topics covered by the book include definitions, dating, how to be a bi ally, and the identities that intersect with bisexuality. This is an informal session with discussion encouraged. Copies of Purple Prose will be available to buy. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.
Being able to see ourselves reflected in the culture around us can be a source of comfort and self-confidence. It makes us feel accepted, valued, normal. Yet, the representation of bisexual people in popular culture has historically been lacking, and bi representation continues to be plagued by terrible tropes and stereotypes… This session will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of bisexual representation in popular culture and look at the empowering potential of varied and nuanced bisexual characters. Milena Popova has recently completed their PhD in Digital Cultures at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol. They are a freelance writer, researcher and activist, and have authored blog posts, book chapters, and academic papers on a range of bisexual issues. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.