Jun
3
Sun
AIDS Walk Boston @ Hatch Shell
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 4.8-mile AIDS Walk starts at the Hatch Shell in Boston’s Back Bay. The Walk raises money and awareness for essential HIV prevention, advocacy, and services. More info at: AIDSwalkBoston.org

Stuff’n’Stuff @ Robyn's
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A “stuff & stuff” is when we stuff copies of Bi Women Quarterly into envelopes and then stuff (or gently place) some food into our mouths. In other words, we put together the mailing of the next issue BWQ and share a meal. At Robyn’s in Jamaica Plain: info/RSVP: robyn@robynochs.com

Jun
6
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BLiSS (Bisexual Social & Support Group) meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 29 Stanhope St, Boston at 7pm. All bi and bi-friendly people of all genders & orientations are welcome to attend. First Wednesday meetings are peer-facilitated discussion groups, sometimes with a pre-selected topic or presenter. Email bliss@biresource.net for more info.

Jun
8
Fri
Boston Dyke March @ Boston Common Gazebo
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gather at the Boston Common Gazebo for a night of frolicking and marching with the queerest women in town. The Boston Dyke March is a non-commercial, community-centered, grassroots, inclusive pride event for everyone: Dykes, Lesbians, Queers, Bi-Folks, Trans Women, Trans Men, Genderqueers, Non-Binary folks, Allies, and Everyone in between. Info: bostonDykeMarch.com

Jun
9
Sat
Boston Pride Festival & Parade @ Government Center Plaza
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

March with the Bisexual Resource Center and help us carry a giant Bi+ flag for the fourth year in a row! Parade at
12pm; visit our booth from 11am-6pm. Info/RSVP: brc@biresource.net

Jun
11
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A peer led support group for women in a straight marriage/relationship struggling with sexual orientation or coming out. Info:  kate.e.flynn@gmail.com. Meets on the second Monday of each month.

Jun
14
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you are in your 20s or mid-30s (or thereabouts) and identify somewhere along the lines of bisexual/omni/pan/fluid (or are questioning in that direction), please join us once a month for a few hours of discussion and the eating and drinking of delicious things. We will meet on the second Thursdays of each month at Blue Shirt Cafe in Somerville. All genders welcome! Please RSVP to Gabby at youngblissboston [at] gmail [dot] com.

Jun
16
Sat
All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Mixed Gender Bi Brunch is moving to a new venue, due to the closing of Johnny D’s.  We will now be at The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville.  Bi Brunch will continue to be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  It is open to all bisexual and bi-friendly people.  No RSVP is needed.  The Davis stop on the Red Line is just a short walk away and ample parking is available.  Meet a few minutes early by the bar to make sure we can be seated together.

RI PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PrideFest is from 12-7pm and the Illuminated Night Parade begins at 8:30pm in Providence, RI. Info: PrideRI.org

 

Jul
8
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This will be a peer led support meetup hosted by the BRC. We will discuss a wide range of issues related to attraction, sexuality, and gender in a supportive safe space for only trans and cis women and non-binary folks of all races and ethnic backgrounds. This is not a Dating event.

**Note: This meetup is only open to trans and cis women and non-binary folks who are currently or recently have been in long term partnerships with heterosexual or bisexual self identified men and non-binary people.

Some topics may include:

*Ways we celebrate being bisexual women partnered with men or non-binary people. .
*Support we get when our partners are involved in the bi community.

*Bi-invisibility: mistaken for a “straight/heterosexual” couple.
*Performing your queerness to “prove” you are bisexual.
*Coming out to your children.
*Coming out and repeatedly coming out.
*Stereotypes : selfish, greedy, confused.
*Guilt or discomfort “checking out” women in front of your partner.
*Censoring or Muting your bisexuality to make him feel more comfortable.
*Partner blaming marital/relationship problems on your bisexuality.
*Poly or Open Relationships: finding and maintaining relationships with women.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

• Bisexual Resource Center (BRC): http://www.biresource.net(http://www.biresource.net/)

• Bisexual Women of Color – BIWOC: http://www.biwoc.org

• Boston Bisexual Women’s Network (BBWN): http://biwomenboston.org(http://biwomenboston.org/)

• Boston Metro Area Poly: http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Metro-Area-Poly-and-Responsible-Non-Monogamy/

• Boston Queer Polyamorous Women’s Group: http://www.meetup.com/BQP-Womens-Group

• Poly Boston: http://polyboston.org/

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ONLINE & PRINTED RESOURCES:

1. Bisexuality and Monogamy: http://harriefarrow.blogspot.com/2015/01/bisexuality-and-monogamy.html

2. Difficult Conversations: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/774088.Difficult_Conversations

3. Mixed Orientation Marriages (MOM) or Mixed Orientation Relationships (MOR): http://mixedorientation.com (http://mixedorientation.com/)

4. The Best Dating Apps for LGBT Women: http://www.afterellen.com/people/447093-best-dating-apps-lgbt-women

5. The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54944.The_Ethical_Slut

6. The Network / La Red: Does your partner blame it on your bisexuality? It could be partner abuse. http://tnlr.org/2014/09/does-your-partner-blame-it-on-your-bisexuality-it-could-be-partner-abuse

7. Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the real world: http://www.scarleteen.com/

8. Voices from other Bisexual Women in Long-Term Relationships With Men: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyford/32-bisexual-women-discuss-their-longterm-relationships-with

9. Support Group for Bi Women Partnered With Men (BWPM) By Gwendolyn Fougy Henry and Debbie Block Schwenk: http://www.biwoc.org/post/134741819446/support-group-for-bi-women-partnered-with

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