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Bi Community News

The BCN website has articles on news, events and other information. You can also subscribe to their bi-monthly magazine for even more bi articles.


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Bisexual Index

The Bisexual Index is a great website with lots of information such as Bisexuality FAQs, Coming Out and Am I Bisexual?


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BiCon 2017

BiCon is a yearly convention for bi+ people and allies that takes place for one weekend over the summer in a different university each year.

In 2017, BiCon will take place here in Leeds at the Leeds Beckett University's Headingley campus from the evening of Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August. Tickets are now available.


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Bis of Colour

Bi's of Colour is a group for bisexual people of colour. They meet once a year at BiCon as well as having a online presence on Tumblr.

They have also carried out a piece of research called the Bi's of Colour Survey Report and are involved in collecting oral histories. Their project is ongoing and have a Go Fund Me page here.


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Other Publications

As well as the Bi's of Colour Survey Report above, there are a number of publications that might be interesting.

The Bisexuality Report was published in 2012 exploring biphobia, health and intersectionality.

The Equality Network in Scotland published Complicated? in 2015. This study looked specifically at bisexual peoples experiences of accessing services such as health care and LGBT organisations.

Getting Bi is a helpful booklet that discussed the basics of being bisexual and can be found on Biphoria's website here.


Local Bi+ groups

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Manchester

Biphoria is the UK's longest running bi group and takes place twice a month in Manchester.

Also, check out their publications page for some of the booklets they've created.


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Sheffield

Sheffield Bisexual/Pansexual Social Group is a closed group on facebook for local bi/pan people.

The group are also starting to arrange meet ups, for more information check out their twitter profile @SheffielBiSoc.

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Newcastle and the North East

NewBi+NE is a new social/support group that is currently being set up in Newcastle and the North East area of England.

Check out their Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.


Help and Support

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Yorkshire Mesmac

In Leeds, Mesmac offers free HIV testing and packs of condoms anf lube for men who have sex with men in the Leeds area.

They also have a Counselling Service for some members of the LGBT community in Leeds. For more details, see their webpage.


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West Yorkshire Police

A hate incident is any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a personís sexual orientation or gender identity. Hate crimes are essentially hate incidents where the conduct amounts to a criminal offence.

You can call the police on 999 if there is a crime ongoing or immediate risk to life, or 101 if it is a non-emergency.

You can also check out West Yorkshire Police's Facebook or Twitter accounts for more information.


Local LGBT+ resources

There are a number of LGB&T groups and organisations in and around Leeds. Here are just a few:

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Mesmac groups

As well as the services listed above, Mesmac is also home to a number of other groups (us included) which you can check out here.

As Leeds Bi Group is for poeple aged 18 and over only, we would like to direct those under 18 to Mesmac's LGB&T* Youth page.


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Trans Leeds

Trans Leeds is a monthly support group and online community for trans people based in Leeds.


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Yorkshire Relish Dining

Yorkshire Relish Dining is a group for LGBT people that meets 6-8 weekly at different venues across Leeds to "bring people together over good food and fine wine".


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Leeds Frontrunners

Leeds FrontRunners is an LGBT and allies running club that meet on Saturday mornings, Usually at Roundhay Park.

Whether you're an experienced runner or a beginner, this group is friendly and supportive.




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Yorkshire Mesmac is the LGBT centre who give us a space to meet at least once a month. They have been supportive of Leeds Bi Group since our inception.

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The Students' Union at Leeds Beckett University became affiliated with us in June 2016. With their support, we work closely together to help raise awareness and tackle biphobia.