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