Dec
13
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville
Dec 13 @ 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 suppoprt, discussion, and the eating and drinking of delicious things. We will meet on the second Thursdays of each month in Somerville. All genders welcome! Please RSVP to Gabby at youngblissboston [at] gmail [dot] com.

Dec
15
Sat
All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Dec 15 @ 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.

Jan
2
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Jan 2 @ 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.

Jan
10
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville
Jan 10 @ 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 suppoprt, discussion, and the eating and drinking of delicious things. We will meet on the second Thursdays of each month in Somerville. All genders welcome! Please RSVP to Gabby at youngblissboston [at] gmail [dot] com.

Jan
13
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Jan 13 @ 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

Jan
14
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Jan 14 @ 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.

Jan
19
Sat
All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Jan 19 @ 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.

Feb
6
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Feb 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.

Feb
10
Sun
Women’s Brunch at Liana’s in Ashmont-Mattapan
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please bring a potluck dish to share. This is a great way to meet Bi+ and bi-friendly women in the area. This event welcomes all women (trans and cis) and nonbinary folx of any orientation, who are supportive and affirming of Bi+ identities. RSVP to Liana at ell [dot] posto [at] gmail.com for the address.

Notes: There are at least 10 stairs to get in the house. For those coming on the T, the 24/27 bus stops 2 blocks away, while the 26 and 21 buses stop 8 blocks or so away. There’s ample on-street parking for drivers. There are 2 cats in this home.

Feb
14
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville
Feb 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 suppoprt, discussion, and the eating and drinking of delicious things. We will meet on the second Thursdays of each month in Somerville. All genders welcome! Please RSVP to Gabby at youngblissboston [at] gmail [dot] com.

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