1991 – 9th National Bisexual Conference

The 9th National Bisexual Conference was held at the University of London Union (ULU), on the 20-22 September 1991. It was organised by London Bi Group and was non-residential, relying on crash space provided by the bi group and their network of friends. Nevertheless, around 240 people attended.

Jon writes: I remember Peter Tatchell addressed the conference, and used the phrase "lesbian and gay" dozens of times, but never once mentioned bisexuality.

The following piece appeared in Bifrost #1, July 1991, before the conference:

Ninth National Bisexual Conference

Following the success of last year's National Bisexual Conference, in Edinburgh, the Ninth National Conference will be held at the University of London Union for three days, from Friday the 20th of September until Sunday the 22nd. There will be early registration on Thursday evening for those who have had a long way to travel.

The conference is as much for people who have never been in touch with other bisexuals as for long serving activists, and, like previous conferences, will include workshops on a wide range of topics. In Edinburgh we explored personal issues from Body Image to Communication Skills, shared practical advice on Safer Sex and legal matters, relaxed with Massage, and had fun with Circus Skills, as well as discussing how to build a bisexual movement and work with lesbian and gay groups.

There will be a party on the Saturday night, which this year should be particularly special as it is also the tenth birthday party of the London Bisexual Group.

Not all the workshops for this year have been fixed, so if there is anything you would like included and/or you are prepared to facilitate, the organisers will be pleased to hear from you!

There will be a facilitators workshop during the day of Thursday the 19th, which will be led by Kevin Saunders, for anyone wishing to run a workshop.

The cost of the conference will be £12 per person (unwaged), £20 or more if you are waged (dependant on income). If you require crash space it is best to book as early as possible. For further information and registration forms, please write to:
Conference Collective
BM BI
London
WC1N 3XX
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