Author Archives: Ian

Better than nothing?

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NHS England has just released a new sexual orientation monitoring Information Standard. This means that there is now "a consistent mechanism for recording the sexual orientation of all patients/service users aged 16 years across all health services in England". This is to be welcomed, isn't it? Well… The proposed question for health care professionals to use is as follows: Which… Read more »

"Makin' It Rain" in London

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I met Nicole Henriksen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 when I was the entire audience for a 'highlights of the Fringe' show where she was one of the six comedians. With that ratio, I ended up on the stage. Afterwards, I tried to see their solo shows. I liked Nicole's 2014 comedy, Rainbow Rabbits With Rabies and, the following… Read more »

The bisexual flag is deepest… what?

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It's Bisexual Visibility Day and this site wouldn't be Bifurious if it was a fluffy post, so I am going to complain about an aspect of the bisexual pride flag that will be making many appearances today. I suspect that everyone reading this knows what it looks like, but just in case, it's this: .. three bands of colour: pink,… Read more »

Doing It.. wrong

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Browsing in a charity shop, I recently spotted a copy of Doing It: Let's Talk About Sex… by Hannah Witton and published this year.* I hadn't heard of her or it before, but I am not a big user of YouTube where she is, according to the back cover, "a sex-positive vlogger". There is lots to like about the book…. Read more »

Who wrote the Bi-ble 2

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A couple of days ago, someone told me that Bi-ble, the anthology currently trying to attract funds on Indiegogo, claimed to be the 'first' such book. As we couldn't spot the claim on the page or on the Monstrous Regiment site, were they mistaken? Alas not, thanks to Jennifer we know it's in the video: Erm. No. No (1988), no… Read more »

Who wrote the Bi-ble?

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A new Edinburgh-based publisher, Monstrous Regiment Find out more about the Regiment team on our blog! We're really cute I promise.https://t.co/xFoJenlcj5 — Monstrous Regiment (@MonstrousRgmt) July 6, 2017 Find out more about the Regiment team on our blog! We're really cute I promise. is doing a bisexual anthology. As it's been almost a year since the most recent one from… Read more »

A well spent five minutes

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When asked for Purple Prose, my suggestion for some bit of activism in five minutes was 'write something'. Sometimes you can see it have an effect.. Yesterday, I saw the EuroBiCon Twitter account had retweeted something from Diva's: 4 ways to meet #lesbians and #bisexual women – here's where you just might meet the girl of your dreams 💞 https://t.co/49dgTxHsOM… Read more »

'Bi-furious' BiCon 2016 session notes

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As part of finding out what people were furious about, the start of the session involved having two large sheets of paper for the attendees to write on. One was labelled 'shit', the other 'shit we can do something about'. Comments in italics were added by other people then, ones in [brackets] are mine now. Ones on the second sheet… Read more »