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.
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.
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