Currently, the Bi-Alliance holds one monthly discussion group the Melbourne Bi Chat.
These discussion groups are events for bisexual people of any label including no label, people who are unsure or questioning their sexuality, and their loved ones. Although these groups are primarily intended to help bisexuals, everybody is welcome to attend. We use free venues, ideally where we can get a private room and buy drinks and food.
The group is led by a facilitator, and has a simple set of rules to make sure everyone feels safe. We start at 7:30, have a short break around 8:30, and then continue through to finish around 9:30. We talk about whatever is important to the attendees that night; sometimes people have questions, or they want to talk about the things going on in their lives, or listen to the stories of others.
If you have any questions, or perhaps a little nervous about attending for the first time, please feel free to contact a facilitator.
When: Every fourth Tuesday of the month, starting at 7:30 pm. Although we officially start at 7:30, we recommend turning up around 7:15 to get a drink and settle in, or 7:00 if you want to order dinner first.
** Please Note that we will not be holding a discussion group in January 2017 **
Where: The Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054, We are usually in the private dining room with the dogs on the wall, please check with our facebook page for further details.
How to get there: On public transport, take the 1 or the 8 trams on Lygon Street, Stop 118 Pigdon Street OR the 96 tram on Nicholson Street, Stop 21 Scotchmer Street. Head down Pigdon Street and the Venue is on the corner where it meets Rathdowne Street. Alternatively Buses 250, 251, 504 and get off at Pigdon Street Stop.
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International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Each year since 2010, Bi-Alliance has held a dinner to mark International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Since 1999, the 23 September has been known as a day where people come together around the world to celebrate bivisibility. To learn more about the history of this day please check out the Wikipedia or Bi Visibility Day pages. As the time and venue might change we will post a notice both on the home page and in the Yahoo! groups as the date approaches.
Recognised by InterPride, this annual march down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda is held on the first Sunday in February and marks the closing of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. The march typically sees around 100 entries and thousands of spectators take part in one of the state’s biggest celebrations of the LGBTIQ community.
Bisexual Alliance Victoria has taken part in the march since it’s formation in 2010 and many of our members have marched for several years prior. It is usually a great day, beginning with a picnic lunch in the assembly area, the march itself and then enjoying the entertainment and stalls in Catani Gardens.
As Pride March Victoria says,
“…HAVE FUN and make as much noise along the route, as you feel necessary. This is our day and our celebration. It is our chance to show the world that we are a great community and a valuable part of the worldʼs population – regardless of sexuality or gender identity.”