Aug
2
Thu
BiCon UK (Salford, UK) @ University of Salford
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day

A weekend-long educational and social gathering for bi+ people, friends, partners, and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality. BiCon is has been held in a different part of the UK since 1984. For more info: https://2018.bicon.org.uk

 

Aug
1
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Aug 1 @ 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
9
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Aug 9 @ 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.

Aug
13
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
18
Sat
All-Gender Bi Brunch @ The Burren
Aug 18 @ 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.

Sep
5
Wed
Bisexual Social & Support Group (BLiSS) @ Boston Living Center
Sep 5 @ 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
9
Sun
Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men @ Brookline Public Library - Main Bldg.
Sep 9 @ 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

Sep
10
Mon
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning
Sep 10 @ 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
13
Thu
Young BLiSS Social and Support Group, Somerville @ Blue Shirt Cafe
Sep 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 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.

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

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