Manchester Challenge

“Bisexuals are the invisible majority of the LGB community. But where are they? If your LGBT-sector organisation has moved in name in recent times from being LG to LGB or LGBT, what work are you doing to engage with the bi people you were not previously working with? How are you recruiting and targeting them? And if you have not changed how you are working, is it time you were working with groups like BiPhoria to change that?”

That was the challenge issued to LGBT organisations represented at Manchester City Council’s annual LGBT Consultation Day today. The event, which has run for five years at the Town Hall, draws many of the key activists and organisers in the LGBT communities across the North West of England.

Editor of Bi Community News, Jen Yockney, commented afterwards: “Manchester City Council has a strong record on lesbian and gay issues, and have made serious and sincere moves on trans issues in recent times, but it seems there is still much to be done to put the B into their LGBT.”