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Bi+ Community Perth talk visibility, stigma and unicorn piñatas

Bi+ Community Perth talk visibility, stigma and unicorn piñatas

September 23rd is Bi Visibility Day, also known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, which runs in tandem with Bi Week celebrations around the world. Today marks 21 years since the occasion was first marked in 1999, and Bi+ Community Perth, the largest community organisation for bi, pan and multi-gender-attracted people in WA, joined Harriet Kenny on […]

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It’s Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

It’s Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

Today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a day that had its origins 30 years ago in 1990 when people met in San Francisco to discuss how people who are bisexual are often left out of discussions and celebrations about sexuality. More than 450 people attended from 20 U.S. states and 5 other countries, and the mayor […]

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Australia & NZ’s first joint bisexual conference kicks off this weekend

Australia & NZ’s first joint bisexual conference kicks off this weekend

Major news for Australia and New Zealand’s bisexual+ communities, as organisations and individuals from both nations come together for the first Bi+ focused conference. Stand Bi Us will host over 30 free events, both online and in person, as part of a week-long celebration of Bi+ Visibility Day, marked on September 23rd. “Bisexuals (Bi+ is […]

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Bisexual+ Community Perth on why visibility is still so important

Bisexual+ Community Perth on why visibility is still so important

In 2017, Bisexual+ Community Perth marched for the first time in the Pride Parade with approximately 40 people – bi, pan and multi-gender attracted individuals, all letting their bi flag fly. This year, in the biggest-ever Pride Parade to take Perth’s streets by storm, close to 100 people marched with the bi banner and the […]

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Janelle Monae, Kehlani come out as queer

Janelle Monae, Kehlani come out as queer

Actor and singer Janelle Monae has revealed she identifies as queer in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The 32-year-old singer said that she has previously been in relationships with men and women. “Being a queer black woman in America… I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker,” Monae said. Monae adds that she had […]

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New mental health study focuses on bi & pansexual identities

New mental health study focuses on bi & pansexual identities

Researchers from La Trobe University are seeking participants for a new study that analyses the mental health of bisexual, pansexual and others identities who are attracted to more than one gender. Part of a PhD research project, the Who I Am survey aims to explore the lives and wellbeing of people who are attracted to people of […]

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‘Sense8’ Christmas special and second season announced

‘Sense8’ Christmas special and second season announced

Netflix’s surprise hit Sense8 has revealed a release date for the series’ upcoming second season, as well as a Christmas special due later this year. The sci-fi drama created by the Wachowski sisters follows a number of LGBTI story arcs, featuring closeted gay actor Lito Rodriguez and transgender hacker Nomi Marks among the ensemble of characters. […]

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#BiWeek: This or that? Not for me, thanks

For a long time, I thought self-acceptance of my own bisexuality was enough. No one asked me for a label and I experienced very little overt discrimination. I toyed with the idea of telling my folks early on, but an older lesbian friend of mine advised against it. She knew that coming out to family […]

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It’s Bisexual Awareness Week! #BiWeek

It’s Bisexual Awareness Week! #BiWeek

September 19 – 26 is Bisexual Awareness Week, a time for recognising and celebrating members of the community who fall under the bi+ umbrella. Initially celebrated on just one day, the tradition was kicked off by bisexual rights activists in the United States back in 1999. Following the success and popularity of the event around […]

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Patient Definitions: A Story of Gender Identity

Patient Definitions: A Story of Gender Identity

When I was young I would crush the edge of my boater against the school bus window and daydream about a table. Seated around it was a more elegant version of my older self, a man and two children. I lack details beyond the vague suggestion of shape and our relationship to one another, but […]

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