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Launch of the bisexuality report

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 18:00 - 19:30

The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP

BiUK - in collaboration with the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance and the Faculty of Health and Social Care (The Open University) - are launching The Bisexuality Report which is the first of its kind in the UK.

Convenor: Meg Barker, m.j.barker@open.ac.uk

Bisexual people are often invisible in policy and practice despite evidence that they experience discrimination in education and in the workplace and are more at risk of mental health problems than lesbian, gay, or heterosexual people. Bisexual people are subject to a specific form of discrimination - Biphobia - because they do not fit a problematic gay/straight model of sexuality.

This report summarises national and international evidence and draws out recommendations for future bisexual inclusion in many different settings.

Meg Barker & Rebecca Jones will open discussions by presenting the main outcomes of the report. Discussions will be followed by drinks.

The report is endorsed by: Stonewall UK, the Metro Centre, Pink Therapy, the Psychology of Sexualities section of the British Psychological Society, the College of Sexual and Relationships Therapists, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Bi Community News, and the Bisexual Index.

Registration: 

To register please e-mail: socsci-ccig-events@open.ac.uk

Sarah Batt, Research Secretary, CCIG can be contacted as follows: a.s.c.batt@open.ac.uk, +44 (0)1908 654704