An event held at Goldsmiths College, London, on September 23rd. The likely focus is Bridging the gap between Lesbians, Gay & Bi community.
And hopefully :
- ▼ “Why is there such a "Big Separation" within the LGBTQ Community, especially among Lesbian & Bi Women of Color?”
- ▼ “Why is there so much distrust between Lesbian Women & Bisexual Women?"
- ▼ "Why do some Lesbian Sistas within the LGBT Community still continue to ostracize their Bi Sistas?
- ▼When did communications began breaking down between the Two?
- ▼ "Are there similarities/differences between the two, and does Identity and/or Behavior play a role in Lesbian/Bisexual Women relationships, etc.
Come join us as we come together for Societal Change. As we have an Open as well Honest Conversation between Two Identities, so at the end, both can get to live together & treat each other better in spite of difference.
"Do you think its possible?" Let's See if WE Can Try! Time to finally get to the root of it all... “Let’s Talk!”
From my personal experience as well as from data, I gathered that most gays and lesbian women's negative attitudes toward bisexual individuals also may reflect characterological assessments, which depict bisexuals as less trustworthy and loyal than other groups (Mohr & Rochlen, 1999), and less dependable as romantic partners or friends (Spaulding & Paplau, 1997). This view may be exacerbated by fears among certain lesbian women and gay men that, if given a choice, a bisexual partner would leave them for the safety and social acceptance of an opposite-sex relationship (Burleson, 2005; Ochs, 1996). " Those who identify as bisexual are often challenged by both heterosexual and homosexual people, (Mulick & Wright, 2002; Ochs, 1996). As such the aim of the event (“Identity vs. Behavior: Miscommunication between Lesbian & Bi Women, Myths & Truth") is to create a social forum that will enhance societal change (such as, get to live together & treat each other better inspite of difference) through an open as well honest discussion which will start with contributions from renown speakers concerning the two Identities. It is an event open to everyone.
You can sign up for the event here
Gracey Morgan has recently graduated from Goldsmiths, where she was LGBT* Officer. She was also NUS LGBT* Officer (Black Women place). With personal experience of the system, Gracey advocates for bisexual asylum seekers, and she campaigns in her ways for bisexuals inclusion, visibility and equality within BME LGBTQ* communities.
In only a few years, Gracey has become a figure of great inspiration to the bi* activist community, arranging visibility and inclusion events, speaking about biphobia and spearheading online activism.