What People Say About the Big Bi Fun Day

What People Say About the Big Bi Fun Day

 

Jennifer’s (Uncharted Worlds) write up of the 2010 Big Bi Fun Day

Jacq Applebee’s (Blogging in Shadows) write up of the 2014 Big Bi Fun Day

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Bi Links & Resources

Bi Links & Resources

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Bi Organisations

Bi Media

Bi Websites & Campaigns

Blogs on Bisexuality

Resources on How to Run a Bi Group

Bis of Colour

Other Useful Stuff

Other Useful Stuff

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Ending Racism in LGBT+ Spaces

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Trans Links

Links for Religious LGBTQ+ People  

Ableism

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Feminism

Polyamory & Non-Monogamy

Sites That Cover Many Topics

Explaining Things

FAQs

FAQs

Do I have to be there exactly at 1pm or can I come later?
You can come any time from 1pm to 5pm and stay for as little or as long as you want.

Lost Property: I left something behind at the venue, will you post it to me?
We will do our best to gather any items left after the community cleans up at the end. People will have seven days in which to contact the organiser to regain their lost property. After seven days, any items will be either recycled, donated to charity or binned. If you need something to be posted to you, we may ask you to pay for postage first.

Will anyone be getting paid to organise and run the event?
No. Everyone who helps out will be an unpaid volunteer, even the organisers.

 
Got a question? Email bigbifunday8gmail.com
(replace 8 with @)

Expected Behaviour

Expected Behaviour

We want everyone to have a great time at the event and feel safe. In order to do this we think it’s good to make sure everyone knows what the expected behaviour is and what the organisers will do about any breaches of that behaviour.

Big Big Fun Day organisers will try to deal fairly and respectfully with any issues, suggestions or feedback which you bring to us. Whilst we expect everyone to behave in a reasonable and acceptable manner, in the event of serious breaches of Acceptable Behaviour organisers reserve the right to ask the person(s) responsible to leave Big Bi Fun Day. Refusal to leave may be referred to the police.

Your Responsibility

This is a community event, so everyone has a part to play in making it a safe space. If you notice an incident of harassment, or anything else that doesn’t meet the Acceptable Behaviour listed below, please talk to one of the organisers.

Respecting Difference

We want Big Bi Fun Day to be welcoming to many different people. In order to ensure that everyone gets along we ask that you respect others’ differences. People are welcome to attend Big Bi Fun Day regardless of how they define their sexuality.

Intolerant and bigoted behaviour is not acceptable at the Big Bi Fun Day. This includes (but is not an exclusive list of): biphobia, homophobia, heterophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, racism, ableism, and sexism. Respect the choices people have made regarding their beliefs, gender or sexuality, and how they choose to express them. You are welcome to share and explain your own beliefs, but we ask that you allow others the space for theirs.

Boundaries / Harassment

No means no. At all times. It’s fine to ask someone once if they would like to do something such as play a board game with you or share a hug – but accept their answer. People can say no for any reason and don’t have to give a reason. Pestering someone counts as harassment; if someone asks you to leave them alone, do so.

 

Don’t hug or touch anyone else without asking.

 

Public Behaviour

Please keep all public behaviour legal and consensual. This is a family friendly event where people can feel free to express their sexuality, but overtly sexual behaviour is not permitted.

Smoking, Alcohol and/or Drug Use

In line with UK legislation all indoor and enclosed spaces are strictly “no smoking”. Smoking will only be permitted outside of the fenced and walled garden area and we respectfully ask that you do not smoke near the gate area but stand a few metres away from the fence. No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted on the premises (this includes the garden and car park).

Confidentiality

Whilst this is a semi-public event, not everyone is ‘out’ about their sexuality to everyone. Please ask permission before identifying anyone in any public write-ups of Big Bi Fun Day. For the avoidance of doubt, “public” includes personal websites and blogs including those with restricted audiences.

You should also avoid discussing any identifying information that can be linked back to someone unless you have their permission. For example, there was a woman with bright green hair who said that…

Photography

Please do not take any photographs of people without their express permission. It is your responsibility to make sure that everyone in shot is happy to be photographed before you take a picture. This includes people in the background. If you give permission for your photo to be taken, you should assume that it may end up online and may be linked to you by name. If you believe that someone has taken your photograph without your permission you may ask them to delete the image or you can report the incident to a volunteer to be dealt with.

Press Policy

Members of the press attending Big Bi Fun Day must identify themselves to the organisers upon arrival.

Help Needed!

Help Needed!

The Big Bi Fun Day is being organised by one person from their bedroom whenever they have time after doing their day job. It’s all done for free. So any support you can give will be a great help. Here’s a few cool things you can do:

Spread the Word

I don’t have any money for advertising or printing flyers so you can help by telling other people about the event. This could be through conversation, posting a link to this website on social media, or by emailing a local LGBTQ+ related group in your area about the event and asking them to put it on their site/in their newsletter.

If you think anyone you know would be interested in the Big Bi Fun Day then please let them know about it!

 

Stuff You Can Do On the Day

  • offer a lift to someone else going from your area
  • bring food to share (please keep the packaging or bring a list of ingredients)
  • bring books, crafts, games or other activities
  • help clean up at the end of the afternoon
  • talk to people who don’t know anyone else there
  • make a (voluntary!) donation to help cover costs

 

Become an Event Volunteer

I’m looking for 2-3 people to help me run the event on the day. I will need you to arrive 20-30 minutes early to help set up. You can then enjoy the event as normal but you will be my eyes & ears and make sure things are running smoothly and that everyone is ok.

I will also give you a lanyard and name badge to wear so that if people have any problems or questions they know to turn to you. At the end of the event you will help clean up and pack everything away and I will say THANK YOU.

You don’t need any volunteering experience, but I will probably ask to chat to you on the phone first if I don’t know you. I will give you a full briefing before the day. If you are interested or would like to know more please email bigbifunday8gmail.com (replace the 8 with @)