I'm formulating plans for a book about UK bisexuality - anecdotes, event guides, experiences, poetry, rants, articles, problem pages etc. Accessible and fun is the idea. I'm going to try for a publisher but if that doesn't work out it's a perfect Kickstarter project.
If you'd like to contribute, or just hear about what's going on with it. there's a mailing list for contributors. Email me on fausterella at gmail to be added.
Hey all. Not sure if this community is still active, but figured I'd try!
My grad students and I are starting a major research project aimed at improving knowledge and awareness regarding stressful experiences faced by folks who identify as trans. It's an anonymous online survey with a 1/25 chance to win a $25 gift card.
Our team includes both trans- and cis-identified folks and we garnered extensive feedback from the trans community on our materials prior to beginning recruitment. We are having a *very* hard time reaching potential participants (probably due to psychology's messy history with gender... don't get me started).
I'm not sure what the protocol for sharing research links is (e.g., on listserves, twitter or facebook, tumblr, wordpress) -- but if it's possible, would you be willing to repost the following for us to your contacts? We'd really appreciate it and need help getting the word out!
Thanks so much for your time :)
HERE'S OUR AD: * * * Are you a person of trans experience? Let your voice be heard (and enter to win one of several $25 amazon gift cards)!!
We are a group of researchers from the Marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment Team and Columbia University. Our team is made up of LGBTQ folks and allies.
We're interested in learning more about your experiences of marginalization and empowerment as a trans individual.
News from 521: Wisconsin's Bisexual/Pansexual Advocacy Group
521 moves officially into outreach and activism! We're recruiting bisexuals, pansexuals and their allies for: a Bi/Pan Speakers Bureau, Youth Outreach efforts, Pride Event planning, and fabulous social events. We'll also be planning efforts to recruit people in other parts of Wisconsin - Milwaukee! Green Bay! La Crosse! Superior! Oshkosh! Eau Claire! and many more!
521 is a Wisconsin non-profit organization dedicated to creating a state-wide response to the issues facing non-monosexual individuals. We aim to provide a sense of community among members, educate organizations that serve non-monosexual individuals on how to best address our needs, and provide support to those who may be subject to erasure in both straight and LG communities.
www.facebook.com/events/710016749014048/ or www.wi521.org
Every single review for Steven Soderbergh's new thriller 'Side Effects' has praised the film for three things: Soderbergh's knack for building suspense, great performances by the four lead actors (Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum), and the pulse-pounding impact of the final twenty minutes that reveal a surprise twist in the plot.
Whenever (some) content providers are feeling lazy but need to (1) turn in some sort of promised work product on something ASAP and (2) want to up their hit-count without bothering to do anything original or useful there is nothing like dragging out the the old (completely false ... but who really cares? because do bisexual people even exist?)tired tropes about bisexuality.
“If you say you’re gay, very few people say, ‘Well, what do you mean?’ Bisexuals have to come out every time they walk into a room . . . I get it from both communities. We like to joke that’s the one thing straights and gays agree on: They don’t understand bisexuals" . . .
Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997. Since then the number of bisexual state-level officials who have come out during their term has slowly grown to six.
A long-time out & active member of the LGBTQ community, Kyrsten Sinema is running for the US Congress in Arizona’s new Congressional District 9, based in Phoenix, Tempe and the East Valley. She had previously served in the Arizona State Legislature. First elected in 2004, she was re-elected in 2006 to continue serving central Phoenix in District 15. Having just won a hard fought Democratic Primary, Sinema will run against Vernon Parker, a local councilman and a rare African-American Republican candidate, in the general election .