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NEXT DISCUSSION GROUP DATE:
May 24, 2022

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.

Melbourne Bi Chat

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: Zoom

Free tickets: Available on Eventbrite

Facilitator: James ph.0407 823 025

email: MelbourneBiChat@bi-alliance.org

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 Wikipediaor 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.

Due to the high COVID case numbers in Melbourne and the contagiousness of the Omicron variant, Bisexual Alliance Victoria has taken the sad decision to withdraw from Pride March 2022.  Our aim is to keep our communities safe, and although outdoor events are safer than indoor events, the inability to easily socially distance at all times during Pride March, increases risk to our community.

If you still wish to march at Pride, the Melbourne Bisexual Network are currently planning to still participate.  You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/297665038790233 where they will keep you briefed regarding any changes made by the Victorian Government or Midsumma.  You will need to register with them as all groups have an upper limit of participants.

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.

Midsumma says:

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.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Wathaurung peoples of the Kulin Nation as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians of the land where we work.
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