Thursday 14 April 2022

TV Memories

On Tuesday night we held a special session at People's History Museum, with Manchester Pride.

We talked about bi representation on television, and below are the names of all the shows people shared for our timeline of TV memories.  Where people included notes about the character portrayal I've added those.

As you'd expect - SPOILERS AHEAD! 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Willow (dates Oz and Tara, B word isn't said specifically)
Powerpuff Girls - HIM is a villain who is camp, fun, cartoon fake and cool.
VMA Awards 2003 - the kiss with Madonna Britney and Christina.  Fetishising of sexual contact between women?
Brooklyn 99 - Rosa Diaz is a really positive and 'real' feeling; coming out episodes really well done and relateable
She-Ra (netflix remake not the 80s version) - Sea-Hawk is canon bi
Euphoria - Jules' bisexuality is addressed later in the show when she starts dating a woman
The 100 - Clarke is but it's unaddressed same as other LGBTQ characters in the series
Glee - Brittney - her (lesbian) girlfriend and other gay characters were discussed, however her sexuality was not addressed
Shadowhunter - Magnus is actually described as a "freewheeling bisexual"
Schitt's Creek - David is described as pansexual but very welcoming portrayal and the wine analogy is everything
 and I use it to explain bi/pan all the time
The Bi Show (side note: I think the writer means "The Bi Life") & RuPaul's Drag Race. In particular Courtney Act - bisexuality was not brought up in RuPaul Drag Race but later CA hosted a show on bisexuality.
The Bold Type - Kat Edison. Addresses the invalidation of the bi experience even within LGBT spaces and being called "fence sitter" or "piut stop before coming out as gay".
The Good Place - Tahani and Elanor. No labels placed but it is implied and no one bats an eyelid
Killing Eve
Gentleman Jack - hard to tell motivations due to being a period drama with social expectations of the time
And coming soon: Heartstopper starts 22 April 2022. Nick Nelson, it's based on a comic which explores Nick realising he is bi and his journey coming out.

When you've watched all of them (it might take a little while) there're even more suggestions on

(And if you ever want to write up some bi rep on TV for that column it'd be very welcome!)

Monday 30 November 2020

The Bisexual Agenda for December

It's December and the year is nearly over (we won't miss this one much!) but there are still bi dates coming up as well as World AIDS Day tomorrow.

Check out the Bisexual Agenda for December.

Sunday 1 November 2020

the Bisexual Agenda for November

In November we are varying from the usual bi agenda pattern, with the normal "first Tuesday" social-support meeting (albeit over Zoom) but then no Sunday hangout - so our second evening meet of the month will be on the 17th.

More here.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

the Bisexual Agenda for October 2020

Welcome to imaginary bisexual pub The Lion & The Unicorn... and many more of our bi meets to look forward to in October.  

Yes it's the monthly what's on guide and here it is online.

Sunday 30 August 2020

the Bisexual Agenda for September

Sadly there's no in-person Manchester Pride this weekend, but the Bisexual Agenda for September is out!

Here it is online.

It looks ahead to Bi Visibility Day, Bi+ Book Club and more. At the moment we're waiting on the latest COVID news to decide whether we can have a limited in-person meet for September 23. There will at least be an online meet - as one of the few groups in the world to have marked it since 1999, we don't wanna miss a year!

Thursday 30 July 2020

the Bisexual Agenda for August 2020

With news of the LGBT Foundation community centre shutting its doors and much more besides, it's the August What's On For Bis Guide!


It also has the latest BCN magazine and news from this year's BiCon, which is not happening in Leeds just as so many things are not happening this year.

Tuesday 30 June 2020

the Bisexual Agenda for July


The pubs are re-opening a little but it's still lockdown life in the North West by and large - but here's  what's happening in July.

As well as the events listings we have the good news that the Manchester Parents Group won a big award  - they're the "support for parents of LGBT folx" people who do "hug-a-mum" at Prides most years.

Get the bulletin every month yourself