Bi community and Poly community annual picnic – 12 January 2020!
Each year we hold a picnic to celebrate summer and the beginning of the year (weather permitting). Details are available on Facebook, which will be updated if the event has to be rescheduled (to February) due to very hot weather or heavy rain. Come along, meet people and have a lazy day in the park.
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.
Where: 100 Drummond Street, Carlton. In between Queensbury and Pelham Streets.
How to get there: On public transport,
By Bus 200 Stop Queensberry Street, Bus 250 251 402 Stop Exhibition Building.
By Tram 1, 3/3A, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72 – Get off at Stop Lincoln Square and continue down Pelham St and turn right onto Drummond St, Or Trams 86 & 96 – Get off at Stop Melbourne Museum and Cross through Carlton Gardens to get to Drummond St.
By Train – Parliament Station North on Spring Street, Left onto Victoria Street, and Right onto Drummond St.
Parking is also available around the area.
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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 said,
“…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.”