March with the bis at Manchester Pride

Bis on parade

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Bi & Proud!

This weekend is Manchester LGBT Pride and if you’d like to help add a splash of bi visibility to the event then local bi group BiPhoria will be marching on the Pride parade and running a bi stall each day in the community stalls area. Join them!

The parade is on Saturday. To join the bi marching contingent you need to meet at the designated parade waiting area for walking entries which is just off Liverpool Street (off Deansgate) by the Roman fort – be there from 11:30am and by 12 noon. You’re encouraged to have sensible footwear that is suitable for standing and walking for long periods of time, as the parade ends around 3pm, and wearing purple is recommended as the BiPhoria regulars will have matching purple teeshirts.

As ever, look for the pink, purple and blue bi flags.

The bi community stall will run 11am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11am – 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday, in the community stalls area which is in the ground floor of the multistorey carpark on Chorlton Street, at the back of the National Express coach station.

Sign up for the Facebook event here to help the parade organisers know you’re coming.

Meet bis this week!

local groupsWant to get out and meet some other bis? We have a flurry bi meets in our diary around the country in the next couple of days!

Tonight in London it’s the Over 50s bi group from 6pm-8pm at AgeUK, Tavis House, Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9NA.

Tuesday night has three meets. Third Way meet in Wolverhampton at LGBT Centre, 4 Salop St, from 7pm.

Swansea bis meet on Tuesday too, from 7.45pm at Mozarts, Walter Road: txt: 07982 308812 or email BiSwansea1@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

And Manchester BiPhoria also has its regular pub meet on Tuesday from 8pm at the Waterhouse, next to the Town Hall. Look for the table with the cuddly lion – usually toward the back of the pub. This’ll be their last hurrah before Manchester Pride so they’ll probably be dishing out their swanky Manchester Bisexuals teeshirts for the parade.

Then on Wednesday it’s Bi & Beyond in Edinburgh from 7pm at the LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe St.

Join the bis at Cardiff Pride

Bi WalesJoin the bis in Cardiff this weekend as Pride Cymru (formerly known as Cardiff Wales LGBT Mardi Gras) returns to the grounds of Coopers Field, Cardiff on Saturday 16th August 2014 for Wales’ largest celebration of equality and diversity.

There will be bi banners on the parade – look for the pink, purple and blue – and a Bi Cymru stall in the community stalls area.

Find out more on the Bi Cymru facebook group.

After BiCon: bi meets this week

BiCon is over, August is upon us, with a host of meetups for bisexual folk around the country coming up.

local groupsTuesday sees the monthly meeting of Manchester BiPhoria, at the LGF community centre on Richmond Street from 7.30pm sharp.

It’s normally the regular meeting date of Southampton Bi Group, but they are skipping meeting this month – join them in September instead.

Wednesday is Edinburgh Bi & Beyond. 7pm-9pm at the LGBT Centre at 9 Howe Street.

Thursday sees bi meets in Cardiff and Brighton, both starting at 6.30pm.

For info about Bi Cardiff contact bicardiff@yahoo.co.uk or text 07982 308812; for Brighton BothWays see their website here.

Nottingham BiTopia have an extra meeting this month, from 6pm this Friday (8th August), at The Three Crowns, 51 Upper Parliament Street, NG1 6LD.  Look for the table with the rubber duck on it!

And on Sunday there’ll be a special post-BiCon bi meetup in London at Doggett’s Coat & Badge pub, from 5pm. See the facebook event here or go along and look for a table with a ‘back to reality’ sign on the ground / LG floor of the pub.

Bi meets ahead of BiCon

local groupsWant to get out and meet some other bis? It’s BiCon next weekend in Leeds, but before that we have two bi meets in our diary around the country in the next couple of days!

Tomorrow night in Bristol it’s the regular meetup of BiVisible at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft from 7pm. Look for the table with the purple teapot and expect talk of this weekend’s Bristol Pride!

And on Tuesday Brighton Bothways meet up for icecream at Gelato Gusto from 4pm-6pm, ahead of Brighton Pride. Facebook event for that meetup here.

 

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