Sunday, 2 December 2007

Growing the bi profile

For what I think might be the first time, a bisexual event has made the top five LGBT events of the year in gay newspaper The Pink Paper’s reader’s poll of the year. In the category, “Best festival, Pride or event” the shortlist on which readers will vote in a second round of polling in the next few days is: Manchester Pride, Brighton Pride, BiCon, London Pride, Glastonbury.

That's fantastic as you'd expect me to say - even moreso if that list is in order of popularity rather than randomised, though that's probably overoptimistic! It also perhaps reflects that while more people go to some of the Pride events around the country than go to BiCon, people probably get more out of BiCon and it's a more motivated, politicised community than the cross-section of average Pride goers.

The awards voting page is at by the way - I do hope we get a good showing for BiCon even though to be honest, the competition is pretty tough there and fifth place will still be an amazing placing to pull off.

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