So while the proof will be whether there are any prosecutions for biphobic hate crime, I find it encouraging that the CPS has decided to take biphobia seriously. Sunday 12th, Derby (note: erroneously listed here as 11th originally – sorry about that) 11am till 2pm: Derbyshire LGBT host a book launch for bi book “Purple Prose”, with brunch. 2pm till 3pm: Derbyshire bi people’s consultation about a possible new bi group. Sunday 12th, Nottingham 12 noon to 4pm: Queer Kaffe at the Sumac Centre. Friday 17th, Leicester An evening with bi songwriter Tom Robinson. Sunday 19th, Nottingham Screening of, at Broadway Cinema. Part of the University of Nottingham’s LGBT History Month events.Nottinghamshire Police have invited me to attend their next LGBT hate crime meeting and I will do my best to represent the B in LGBT there. “All of our screens are accessible to wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, however we have limited spaces available.The options are: There may be a bit of faffing at this point: (a) to make sure enough potatoes have been allocated to everyone who wants to eat cheap, and (b) to get people into groups who want the same kind of takeaway food. 8.55pm: Encouraging people to move outside to finish any chats 🙂 9pm: Room booking ends.
However, it means that police and prosecutors will give hate crime additional focus, including biphobic hate crime.
All too often I feel that biphobia is simply treated as a subspecies of homophobia, when it is its own distinct issue. (If coming on from the Sumac Centre to Five Leaves, you can get any yellow line bus from Beech Avenue bus stop on Sherwood Rise.) Monday 13th, Nottingham Lesbian & bi women’s cafe at Nottingham Women’s Centre. “A drop-in evening for any women identifying as lesbian, bisexual or questioning – with a little bit of food and a lot of conversation”.
I would be very interested in hearing from anyone that’s experienced biphobic hate crime that would be willing for me to share their experiences at the meeting (on an anonymous basis). If you would like to reserve a wheelchair space or one of our more accessible seats, do contact us ahead of time so we can make sure to reserve the best seats available for you.” Monday 20th, Nottingham Finding a voice: minority identities within and beyond LGBTQ – Update: Details for this are now available, and it’s 6.30pm till 8.15pm at the New Art Exchange. NAE has good wheelchair access inc toilet and lifts.
Please drop me (Alan) an email if you would like to discuss this: [email protected] Saturday 11th, Nottingham No More Valentines #2 at the Chameleon Arts Café. “New Art Exchange has 2 disabled parking spaces at the rear of the building, just off Noel Street. Monday 27th, Nottingham Political upheaval and the LGBT community: building resilience in a changing world – Here is a very belated post to share photos from our third time participating in the Nottinghamshire Pride Parade in July.
It makes me feel more supported, fosters an atmosphere of celebration, and raises awareness in the city centre that Pride is happening.