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.
Free tickets: Available on Eventbrite
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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.
Note for 2021: Midsumma has advised that the entire Midsumma Festival will be postponed until April and May of 2021 due to the pandemic and current lockdown requirements. Keep updated on the Midsumma website for details of the Pride March date which is yet to be announced. We will also update our Facebook and website with details once we have registered to march.
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 a great day, beginning with gathering in the assembly area, the march itself and then enjoying the entertainment and stalls in Catani Gardens.
Parade, pride and party come together once a year in Melbourne’s iconic march celebrating solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity. A chance to tie up your bootlaces or throw on your heels, and join the spectacular act of unity that is Midsumma Pride March. Whether you join the fanfare by foot or by wheel, with workmates or with family, with friends or with lovers, as ally or as queer, Midsumma Pride March is for you.