Bi Book Club NYC
Bi Book Club-This Thurs Aug 28(and every 4th Thurs thru Oct)Book: Best Bi Short StoriesLocation: Westbeth Community Room 55 Bethune corner WashingtonDirections: Take A train to 14 St. Walk west to Washington. Turn L on Washington, walk north a few blocks to Bethune. If you get lost, call me at917-583-1797. We’ll be heading to the Jane Hotel for dinner after.
Stories we’ll be reading for the August meeting:
The Idiom of Orchids, Mother Knows Best, “…Leave a Light on for Ya”, Dragon’s Daughter, Pride/Prejudice.
I’ve posted our discussion questions on Meetup, in case you would like to read them in advance of the meeting. Some of the questions do not require having read the book to answer, but are jumping off points to bisexual issues, so if you want, join us even if you dont have the book and you can buy a copy there for the next meeting. http://www.meetup.com/bisexual-nyc/events/197820392/
Bi Visibility Day Is Coming Up (September 23)
The Bi Visibility Part 2 tweet is not at 100 participants yet, which it needs to be (at minimum). Show it some love? :)
(Part 1 is at 201 participants so far, though, which is awesome! And yes, you can participate in both.)
GLAAD Report on Television 2013
A while back, GLAAD put out their yearly report of “Where We Are on TV,” this one focusing on the 13-14 television season.
It’s not as though viewers like you or I needed evidence of the light years we still need to come in representation, but in case you’re like me and enjoy research and pretty charts, I’d definitely recommend checking it out.
The above chart refers only to “Series Regular” characters, but the percentage is hard to swallow in and of itself.
They dive a bit deeper into the break-down, though this next chart is for all characters announced, not just regulars. So the number overall is larger, but don’t be deceived - the percentage is likely the same or even smaller.
Even so, in the breakdown, our 21% (10 characters) to the 76% (35) Lesbian or Gay characters, while an increase from last year’s 18%, is still dismally low.
They report that there were an additional 42 LGBT series regular characters on cable television (pg. 3), with the following breakdown:
When it comes to sexual orientation, this year there is far less diversity among LGBT regular and recurring scripted characters on cable television than on broadcast. Gay men still represent the majority of LGBT characters on cable at 53%, while lesbians make up less than half as much at 24%. Bisexual women make up 15% of LGBT characters on cable and bisexual men make up 6%. (pg. 7)
And people still wonder why we’re clamoring for representation.
(link originally found via bi-privilege)
DC Rally for Mike Brown & Ferguson (8.14.14) #NMOS14
On Thursday 8.14.14 we rallied in Malcolm X park here in DC demanding justice for Mike Brown and accountability from our government for the ongoing police brutality in Ferguson. These are some faces from the event. #nmos14 #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter
More Pictures: HERE
6 weeks to go!
Join in our big tweet for Bi Visibility Day 2014!
With just over six weeks to go to Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd, a few days ago on our twitter account we launched a ‘thunderclap’ tweet. We did this last year too - 147 people joined in and our message celebrating bisexuality had a social reach of nearly 100,000 people online.
It’s just five days since we launched this year’s version. Already 137 people have signed up meaning around 106,000 people could see our message on September 23rd - but with your help, and six weeks to build more momentum, that number could get a lot higher!
Please sign up here, and think about organisations you have links with that might want to show support as well as sharing it with bifriendly friends.
Already know what you’ll be doing on September 23rd?
If you are organising anything to mark Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd, be if the flying of a bi flag from a building, a great big party with performers, a film screening, a balloon release, panel debate or whatever else - do please let us know with time, place and contact info / web links so it can be included on the Bi Visibility Day website. The first few events are already going up there!
Thanks for all your help
I just supported Bi Visibility Day: strike 2 on @ThunderclapIt // @BiVisibilityDay
So, this is the second round of a mass-tweet that will be happening September 23, but it needs to get to a minimum 100 signups for it to happen. You can also sign up for the first round. Signing up for both is both allowed and encouraged. Let’s see how far our reach can spread! I’m hoping we can get to one million, which is a hell of a goal (first round is at over 135k), but I think we can do it if we get the word out enough. Let’s do this! :D
[image description: the cover of Far From You by Tess Sharpe]
Tee’s May Book Challenge - Day 10 - Favorite Thriller/Mystery
(Hey, one I can answer with just one title!)
That would be Far From You by Tess Sharpe, which incidentally our giveaway for ends today. Enter now if you want a chance to win a signed copy!
The main character is bisexual and actually says the words "I’m bisexual." Which, for those of you who don’t know, is very rare. And it’s also just amazingly written and made me cry almost constantly while reading it. Check out our full review.