Bi meetups in Bristol, Manchester, Swansea & Wolverhampton

local groupsWant to get out and meet some other bis? We have four bi meets in our diary around the country today and tomorrow!

Tonight in Bristol it’s the regular meetup of BiVisible at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft from 7pm. Look for the table with the purple teapot!

Tuesday night (April 15th) 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 week’s bi meets

local groupsWant to meeet other bi folk? There are upcoming bi meetups in the next few days in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Brighton.

Monday sees the regular meetup for coffee of Bristol BiVisible from 7pm.

Tuesday night has Bisexual Underground in London, and Brum Bi Group at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

Thursday sees the monthly meeting of BiTopia in Nottingham from 7.30pm.

And from 1pm on Sunday it’s Manchester‘s monthly bi coffee meet at The Vienna Coffee House, 74 Mosley Street – look for the cuddly lion or find out more on the BiPhoria website for Manchester bisexuals.

Know of more? Let us know!

This week’s bi meets include the first BiTopia!

local groupsWas your new year’s resolution to get out and meet some other bis?  We have a host of bi meetups going on around the country this week.

On Monday it’s the regular meetup for coffee of Bristol BiVisible from 7pm.

Tuesday 14th sees the very first meeting of BiTopia in Nottingham.  Best wishes to them to get off to a good start.

That night is also Bisexual Underground in London, and Brum Bi Group at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

And from 1pm on Sunday 19th it’s Manchester‘s monthly bi coffee meet at The Vienna Coffee House, 74 Mosley Street – look for the cuddly lion or find out more on the BiPhoria website for Manchester bisexuals.

Know of more? Let us know!

ShoutOut Awards Pulls Bi Category

bi rosetteTonight the shortlists were announced for the second annual ShoutOut LGBT awards. Run by the local LGBT radio show for Bristol and surrounding areas, this is one of the few LGBT awards to recognise bi events and organisations.

Last year local bi meetup BiVisible won Best Bi Event, with the Queenshilling’s bi club night Greedy taking the runnerup spot. However on tonight’s radio show, the hosts announced that the category will not be going forward to the voting round because only BiVisible got any nominations in the first round – observing that “they got loads,” but as there were no other shortlistees, the award will go by the wayside rather than have a single-nominee category to vote on.

We hope they will give BiVisible the award anyway when the awards are announced – it would be a shame for them to lose for being too popular and not having enough competition up against them!

The programme’s website notes that the bi and women’s categories are both cancelled: “Best women’s event and best bi event.  Thank you for your interest in these categories, however there wasn’t enough nominees for us to open these categories up for you to vote on.”

The ShoutOut Awards are notable for having a bi related category and so – at least when there is enough variety in nominations – ensuring bi representation and promoting awareness of bi organisations and events.  Many other ‘LGBT’ awards fail to deliver on the ‘B’ due .

The Winter Pride UK Awards are currently being voted on and include a Lesbian category and a Gay category but do not have them for Bi or Trans – despite the “LGBT” naming of the event.  They have been challenged over this on twitter and pledged to change that in future years.

The Homo Hero awards meanwhile are “LGB” in name yet have an award for “challenging homophobia” but not a counterpart for fighting biphobia.

In the USA the Lambda Literary Awards recently merged their Best Bi Fiction and Best Bi Non-Fiction categories into a single category to ensure a large enough shortlist of nominees each year.

Bristols bi stars? Tune in tonight!

bi rosetteTonight the shortlists are announced for the second annual ShoutOut LGBT awards. Run by the local LGBT radio show for Bristol and surrounding areas, this is one of the few LGBT awards to recognise bi events and organisations.

Last year local bi meetup BiVisible won Best Bi Event, with the Queenshilling’s bi club night Greedy taking the runnerup spot.

The public nomination phase closed just before Christmas.  Voting will open after the shortlists are announced – the top 5 most nominated in each category will go into round two for everyone to vote for.

Find out more and tune in on the ShoutOut website or on local if you’re in the Bristol / Glastonbury area.  7pm on BCfm 93.2FM, 9pm on Glastonbury FM 107.1, or 10pm on Bradley Stoke Radio.

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