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Celebrating the Bi community

Supportign bivisibility day

This annual event on 23 September has been marked by the University every year since 2012.

This day has been marked nationally since 1999 and is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognise and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives.

Here at the University we have a significant bisexual population – with 2.3% declaring their sexual orientation as ‘bisexual’ in the 2019 Staff Survey.
You can read profiles of some of our bisexual members on our ALLOUT Profile pages or listen to an It Gets Better Podcast
 
We have a special Zoom background for people to use - if you would ike a copy, please message lgbt@manchester.ac.uk 
 
EVENT: we have a special fun evening event planned for 23 September with BiBingo!  Everyone is welcome, you just need to register here:
 
What else can you do?
  • Take a picture of yourself with your Zoom background and Tweet it to @BiVisibilityDay using #BiVisibility.
  • Wear colours of the biflag to show support to friends and colleagues.
  • Contribute to Wikipedia - you can edit the pages of bi celebs!. This video gives a flavour of what you can do.
  • Watch the very first TED Talk on bisexuality, or this TED Talk  which looks at bi-erasure.
  • Look at these Workplace stories of Amy, Pierette and Stella from Stonewall about being bi in the workplace
  • Familiarise yourself with our LGB Guidance for managers.
  • Check and update your equality details in MyView and encourage others to do the same.
  • Read all about The Kinsey Scale which describes a person's sexual orientation.
  • Become a member of ALLOUT – the LGBT Staff Network Group or become an ALLOUT Ally - supporting all LGBT Staff – you will even learn how to be a bi-ally - plus all allies get a choice of LGBT+ lanyard to wear!  ALLOUT members who are not bi can also become a bi-ally via this route too.
  • Familiarise yourself with the definitions of bi, pan and queer: Stonewall glossary

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