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Research conference for "academics, professionals, activists, and the bisexual community": BiReCon 2012: Bisexuality and Mental Health, Thursday 9th August 2012 at Bradford University.

One of the scheduled speakers is Meg Barker, of the recent Bi Inclusion and Equality Report. There's also "papers on topics including eating disorders in bisexual men, bisexuality, nonmonogamies and therapy, and the impact of sex education on the mental health of young bisexual women".

I've not been to one of these before, so am in no position to offer any personal comment, but I thought it might be interesting to any folk who are interested in thinking about orientation, sexuality and gender issues. It also looks entirely welcoming and accessible to non-academics. (My impression of the UK bi community is also that it's a Lot more clued-up than general society around trans*, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming folk, needs and issues, and is also better with disability and financial accessibility - and that there are plenty of folk within the community who are in these categories.) Folk who don't ID as bi/pan/etc but are instead friends or allies also appear to be very welcome.

The conference then switches to the social-based BiCon for the 10th-13th.

Considering Scarleteen's user base, I apologise for not knowing BiReCon (the research-y, mental health one)'s policy on attendees under 18 or under 16. BiCon (the social one) accepts people 16 and over, and under-16s when accompanied by an adult.

Folk from elsewhere in Europe also attend these.

Registration for both/either closes on 29th June.

[ 06-21-2012, 11:02 AM: Message edited by: Redskies ]

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Sounds cool! I'll post it a couple places [Smile] .

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Sounds like a good positive thing to have. [Smile]
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