GayStarNews reports that all male squid of a particular species are bisexual, here. The squid’s solitary lives and cannibalistic tendencies during sex are cited as possible reasons… so not the most bi positive story ever.
Alan Cumming is interviewed in the Irish Independent about his life and work. Exploring his biography it seems he gets frustrated at talking about being bisexual:
“It’s not about me being bisexual. I get a little tired of everything – if I was straight, you wouldn’t think that I should make references to the fact that I was straight, so it just feels a little bit double standard-y. The whole bisexual thing keeps coming up, and I just think that, eventually, hopefully, we’ll all live in a world where we don’t talk about it as much and just get on with it.”
As not talking about it goes, it sums up the problem of bisexuals having to keep coming out all their life through as compared to gay people. So, a positive piece…
The Independent talks to actress Amber Heard as part of the publicity whirl for new film The Danish Girl. It’s pretty positive an aside, linking bi and trans liberation issues. We give it a mild thumbs-up.
The results are in for the inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards – with two bi community nominees going away empty handed.
Ayrshire LGBTQ beat Edinburgh bisexual group Bi & Beyond to the title of Community Group of the year.
And BiCon lost out to LGBT Unity Scotland for the Diversity Award, which recognises the people and initiatives which have sought to involve and include diverse identities.
Not surprisingly, Event of the Year went to the introduction of same-sex marriage. That’s going to take some following in next year’s shortlist – and some bragging rights: “our event is as important to life in 2016 as legalising marriage was the year before”.
In other categories, Lorraine Kelly won Journalist of the Year, trans support service Beyond Gender took the gong for Youth Project, while Glasgay won the Cultural Festival award. All told 15 awards were presented.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP – recipient of the Politician Of The Year award – was amongst the guests at the first Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony this evening, held at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.
Bi Visibility Day will be given a massive splash on Twitter this year with a pair of “Thunderclap” tweets. If you’re on twitter why not sign up for both?
An initiative of the Bi Visibility Day website, it is a co-ordinated tweet with lots of Twitter users joining in to all post the same message at the same time on the morning of Monday 23rd September in the UK & EU, and then again later in the day timed for twitterers in the USA and other parts of the Americas.