Sep
23
Sun
Women’s Book Swap Brunch @ Steph's in Arlington, MA
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Bisexuality Day by joining us for the annual Book Swap Brunch hosted by Ellyn & Steph in Arlington! Bring a potluck dish to share and a book (or several) for the Swap. Books and audio books of any genre are welcome at the Swap.

RSVP to Steph: smiserlis [at] gmail [dot] com

The Book Swap Brunch welcomes all trans & cis women and nonbinary folks, of any orientation, who are affirming & supportive of Bisexual+ identities.

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

Oct
8
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
11
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Oct 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 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.

Oct
20
Sat
Women’s Poetry Brunch @ Frances' in Roslindale
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please bring a potluck dish or beverage. Guests are encouraged to bring a poem they have written or a favorite poem to share.

RSVP to Frances [at] gardenofwords [dot] com    There are pets in this home.

The October Poetry Brunch welcomes all trans & cis women and nonbinary folks, of any orientation, who are accepting & affirming of Bisexual+ identities.

All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Oct 20 @ 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.

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

Nov
8
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Nov 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 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.

Nov
11
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Nov 11 @ 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

Nov
12
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Nov 12 @ 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.

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