Aug
24
Thu
Social BLiSS, Jamaica Plain @ Cafe Nero
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join BLiSS for snacks and social discussion in Jamaica Plain! This group is aimed towards people of all ages and all genders. Feel free to bring any topics you’re interested in discussing and any suggestions for future social activities! RVSP to Mia at socialblissboston@gmail.com.

 

Sep
5
Tue
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning in WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Sep 5 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 12:00 am

A NEW peer led support group for women in a straight marriage/relationship struggling with sexual orientation or coming out. Info: appleday621@yahoo.com. Meets in Amherst, first Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm.

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

Sep
10
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This will be a peer led support meetup co-hosted by BIWOC and 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.

Resources:

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

Bisexual Women of Color – BIWOC: http://biwoc.tumblr.com/

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

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

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

Poly Boston: http://polyboston.org/

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


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

Sep
11
Mon
BRC Board Meeting @ Boston Living Center
Sep 11 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

All bi & bi-friendly community members welcome to attend this monthly meeting. Info: Ellyn at brc@biresource.net. At the Boston Living Center, 29 Stanhope St. near Back Bay station on the Orange Line.

Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Sep 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.

Sep
14
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Iyo Cafe
Sep 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 Iyo Cafe in Somerville. All genders welcome! Please RSVP to Gabby at youngblissboston@gmail.com.

Sep
16
Sat
All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Sep 16 @ 11:30 am – Sep 17 @ 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.

Sep
23
Sat
Annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD)
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

Celebrate Bisexuality Day is an annual day to honor and acknowledge our community around the world. To find out the details of how the Boston community will be marking it this year, visit the Bisexual Resource Center’s website at www.biresource.net. Also, the BRC will post notices of other community’s activities on its Facebook page.

CELEBRATE BISEXUALITY DAY!
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

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