BiCon, the annual national bisexual gathering, is coming to Glasgow in 2006.
BiCon is an annual festival for bisexual people and their friends. Held in a different location each year, BiCon attracts between two hundred and three hundred people and is the single biggest event in the UK bisexual calendar. The 2006 event – which will be the 24th BiCon – will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on the Glasgow Fair weekend (Thursday 13th – Monday 17th July), and will be the first time Glasgow has hosted the event.
The programme typically includes a wide variety of workshops and entertainments, ranging from support and discussion sessions to opportunities to have fun and relax. Previous events have had threads such as Cultural Differences and Spirituality, and there is usually a BiCon Ball, with a different theme each year.
BiCon Communications Manager, Alison Eales, said: â€œWe are very excited to be hosting BiCon this year. We hope to run a really fun event which will be as accessible to as many people as possible. Weâ€™re also aiming to improve Bi visibility in Scotland, so this yearâ€™s event will have a Scottish theme.â€?
For further information about BiCon, please visit the website at www.bicon2006.org.uk. (2011 note: URL now historic)
More about BiCon
Originating in London in the early 1980s, BiCon was originally a political conference. It was so successful that it became an annual event, and began to grow and evolve into the event it is today.
The event enjoys a diverse attendance, representing a wide cross-section of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, spirituality, age, ability, lifestyle, and tastes – a comment often heard by attendees is that they are struck by how positive and accepting everybody is.
People attend for all kinds of reasons. Many, obviously, are bisexual; some come to support their bi partners, family members or friends; some come out of curiosity or support. But most people who attend enjoy the opportunity to spend some time where bisexuality is the norm and all kinds of identities are accepted.