Vote Bothways!

Voting has opened in this year’s annual Golden Handbag awards,golden handbags and Brighton’s local bi group Bothways have been shortlisted.

The group, established ten years ago this autumn, is nominated in the category for best community social / leisure organisation.

You can vote in Brighton LGBT magazine GScene’s awards online here and find out about how to buy tickets to the award ceremony too – the Golden Handbags have raised many thousands of pounds for local causes over the years.

You can find out more about Brighton Bothways here on their website

Best bi book of the year?

Bi booksIn the USA, the Lambda Literary Foundation has announced its shortlists for the best LGBT books published in 2012. The winners in over 20 categories of queer publishing will be revealed on Monday June 3rd – in the meanwhile, here are the five titles shortlisted for the bisexual category.

The finalists for the Bisexual Literature category are (in alphabetical order):

1. Axel Hooley’s Death Watch List, by Scotty-Miguel Sandoe, pub.CreateSpace
2. Girlfag A Life Told in Sex and Musicals, by Janet W. Hardy, pub.Beyond Binary Books
3. History of a Pleasure Seeker, by Richard Mason, pub.Random House / Alfred A. Knopf
4. In One Person, by John Irving, pub.Simon & Schuster
5. My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, by Cheryl Burke, pub. Topside Signature

(links take you to the Amazon pages for each title)

The awards in recent years had two bisexual categories (fiction and non-fiction) however not enough new bi books were nominated to justify two categories this time around: it seems we need to write and put forward more good work!

Local bis win in Bristol

Bi Heart


The Bristol votes are in! In the ShoutOut listeners’ awards local bi meetup BiVisible won Best Bi Event, with the Queenshilling’s bi night Greedy taking the runnerup spot.

Congratulations BiVisible, commiserations to runners up including BiVisible founder Jess in the local hero category.

Bristol bis get together

Shout Out Awards 2013

Bristol’s LGBT Awards

It’s Bristol bis regular coffee meetup later today – with an added twist!

No, not that it’s Valentine’s Day – but that they might win an award halfway through the meeting. Yes, the meetings are that good… oh OK, it’s the same night as local LGBT radio show ShoutOut announces the results of its first annual listeners awards.

Local bisexual social group BiVisible is shortlisted for Best Support Group, up against the Terence Higgins Trust, and Education Action Tackling Homophobia; it’s also in the running for Best Community Group. BiVisible founder Jess is one of five names in the running for Local Hero.

And no surprise that three bi community events make the shortlist for the category of best bi event – BiCon, Greedy and BiVisible meetups are up for the cup, alongside a local naturist group meetup.

Tune in to hear the results on ShoutOut tonight. Or meet the BiVisibles in person at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft in Bristol, BS1 3RU from 7pm.

ShoutOut for Bristol bi awards

Shout Out Awards 2013

Vote Bi in Bristol’s LGBT Awards

Top marks to Bristol’s new LGBT awards which includes a bi specific category in its lineup.

The awards, run by local radio station BCFM’s weekly LGBT show ShoutOut, are being run in two stages.  This is round one, open to any suggestion you want for each of the awards available. Voting will close at midnight on Sunday the 9th December 2012. A second round of voting will decide amongst the leading nominees in each category.

There are sections for Best Community Group and Best Support Group and Best Bisexual Event – local group BiVisible Bristol and bi club night Greedy are surely in contention for those, though there may be competition from other bi events like BiCon and Birmingham’s recent BiFest.

ShoutOut is Bristol’s LGBT radio show, airing on community station BCFM (93.2 FM in Bristol, streaming around the globe on


Cast your vote over here on the ShoutOut webpage.

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