Bisexual people are still too rarely mentioned.. so I'm not going to?

According to Dazed, Shon Faye is a writer, presenter and comedian who describes herself as "a modern career transsexual" who mostly writes "for attention". Today, she's got a piece in the Guardian and my attention was drawn to the link to it on their front page: "The Big Brother house – an unlikely source for an LGBT history lesson: Divisions… Read more »

Tipping the Velvet quickie

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Sarah Waters writes about creating her book Tipping the Velvet in the Guardian. Given that both the main characters in the book are sexual with more than one gender, what do you think the language of the article is? Yep. [] Gay: 5 uses, including in the title [] Lesbian: 9 uses, including one 'Lesbian Avengers' [] Lesbian and gay:… Read more »

A bi by any other name…

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Not everyone likes the word 'bisexual' to cover people who are attracted to more than one gender. It has the word 'sexual' within it, for example, and not every bisexual person wants to be sexual with anyone, never mind with more than one gender. And all of that's fine! Having said that – top tip: if you are going to… Read more »

Ignorant sexing up shock claim horror

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A non-story in the Sunday Times, 'Yorkshire Mesmac charity allows sex with clients',* opens with: A charity for child abuse victims, sex workers and gay men given more than £2m by the government, councils and police has told its staff they are allowed to have "sexual relationships" with the often vulnerable people they meet through their work. It then says… Read more »

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 »