Jul
3
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
11
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
14
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Jul 14 @ 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

Jul
20
Sat
Womens+ Brunch at Frances’ in Roslindale
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please bring a potluck dish to share. This is a great way to meet people in the community and socialize! All women (trans & cis) and nonbinary folks are welcome! Please note this brunch is an hour earlier than usual, and starts at 11am.

RSVP: okelle@gmail.com

Notes: there are steps to get into this home, as well as cats. There is street parking.

Biversity Brunch @ Foundry
Jul 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This all gender bi+ group brunches at Foundry restaurant on Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Aug
7
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville
Aug 8 @ 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.

Aug
17
Sat
Biversity Brunch @ Foundry
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This all gender bi+ group brunches at Foundry restaurant on Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Sep
4
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Sep 4 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Sep 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/

______

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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