Remembering My Hat

16th February 2012

The Bisexuality Report

Filed under: Uncategorized — rememberingmyhat @ 12:02

Out now, hot off the presses, get them while they’re still fresh:

The Bisexuality Report, by Meg Barker and Rebecca Jones

The Bisexuality Report was launched last night. You can also read about some of the reasons we wrote it here, hear me and Meg Barker talking about it on a podcast here and see Meg talking about it here. And for Walton Hall colleagues, or other people I’m seeing in person in the near future, I have hard copies in my office.

It was a really good launch event. It was well-attended by a wide range of people – practitioners, policy makers and activists as well as academics. Just the kinds of people we are hoping the report will influence. Although the Minister for Equalities, Lynne Featherstone, couldn’t attend, she sent a message of support and Emma Reed, the Head of LGB&T Equality at the Home Office, said some very encouraging words.  As, indeed, did Alice Ashworth from Stonewall and Dan from the Metro centre.

Several people said that they thought this might be an epoch-changing moment and many gave serious commitments to review their practice in the light of what we are recommending (including Emma Reed), which was hugely encouraging.  As Marcus Morgan from the Bisexual Index said, we’ve been banging this drum for a long time, but this report makes a really good drum.  Of course, the report’s not perfect, and there’s plenty of work still to be done. But just feeling that we’ve made a loud-enough drum to be heard (for a bit, anyway) is great.


1 Comment »

  1. Hurrah! Congratulations & thanks to everyone who did the work on this – really valuable.

    Comment by Jennifer — 17th February 2012 @ 13:45 | Reply

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