N. Breiner, J. Nwachukwu, A. Dennis: LGBTQ+ Legal Protections

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Published  2019-03-14

Elizabeth and Amy discuss LGBTQ+ legal protections with Nicholas Breiner, a Kentucky teacher who was fired when he came out as Bi; and Jennifer Nwachukwu and Aunna Dennis of the Lawyers’ Committe for Civil Rights Under Law.

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Nicholas Breiner’s website: www.nicholascbreiner.com

This Kentucky Teacher Claims He Was Fired for Being Bisexual

To schedule Stop Hate Training for your community, contact The Lawyer’s Committee at Aunna Dennis: adennis@lawyerscommittee.org

Jennifer Nwachukwu: jnwachukwu@lawyerscommittee.org

Stop hate  www.8449nohate.org

OR call 1-844-9no-hate

Call Voting Rights Project if you encounter problems while attempting to vote in any election: Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-our-vote
Please vote!


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Gray Crosbie

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Published  2019-03-14

 Amy and Faith talk to Gray Crosbie, subject of the BBC- The Social video “I Left Part of Myself in the Closet”.

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Gray Crosbie is a bisexual, non-binary  performance poet and writer living in Glasgow, Scotland. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook


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Vivid Glances

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Published  2019-03-05
  • Elizabeth speaks about the NYC Feminist Film Week program Vivid Glances with Patricia Silva, Guest Programmer; Film-maker Shelby Zoe Coley; performance artist, Edythe Woolley, a.k.a. Manly Stanley, and Lynnette McFadzen, President of BiNet USA. Proceeds from the Vivid Glances screening will benefit BiNet USA. 

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Patricia Silva is a media artist and instructor based in New York City, and the editor of Larker Anthology, an independent magazine celebrating the visual heritage of the bi+ spectrum. This month, on March 9th, Patricia is introducing Vivid Glances, a program of bi+ short films that they guest programmed for Anthology Film Archives as part of New York City’s Feminist Film Week. Patricia’s videos on bi+ visual culture have screened in film festivals from Brazil to Mongolia and earned a Jury Prize in Cannes in 2017, in addition to being screened at BFI Flare, Mix NYC Experimental Film Festival, Doc NYC, Queer Streifen, Scotland’s Queer International Film Festival, Rio Gender and Sexuality Film Festival, and at New York Feminist Film Week, among others. In 2017, two of their videos were projected onto the facade of New Museum, New York, in the “State of Emergency” projection by the Illuminator in 2018 and 2017.

From her website: Shelby Zoe Coley is a Black queer filmmaker based in New York City working across nonfiction

 and documentary forms. A protegé of Sundance veteran Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same) and two-time Tribeca Film Festival producer Abou Farman (Vegas: A True Story, Icaros: A Vision), Shelby uses rhythm, portraiture, and the spoken word to explore intersections between queerness, race and creative practices––from documenting renowned lesbian performance troupe Split Britches, to producing a web series whose direct cinematic style endearingly earned it the title of “the hipster’s Grey Gardens.” Her work has been featured in renowned publications such as Afropunk, Slay TV and Curve Magazine. Most recently, Shelby’s short film “Manley Stanley Takes New York” about a British drag king won the Audience Choice Award for Best Women’s Short at Philadelphia Qflix and is nominated for the 2017 Iris Prize. Her short film on lesbian-feminist theatre troupe Split Britches premiered at the Provincetown Film Festival in June 2017. Shelby is a 2017-2018 recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant for Video/Film.

 

Edythe Wooley is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary practice. Described as “Surreal and sassy as fuck” (Great SEXpectations) Edythe’s performances confuse the glamorous and the grotesque creating dreamlike, visceral and playfully political shows that dismantle misogynist society replacing it with Edythe’s queer imaginings. 

Edythe’s drag persona, Manly Stanley won Man Up London. The Guardian wrote “ [he] brilliantly subverts extreme masculinity.” He has toured internationally, featured in award winning documentary Manly Stanley Takes New York (Shortlisted Iris Prize Cardiff, Audience Award Women’s Best Short Philadelphia QFlix) and performed alongside Ru Paul drag icon Sasha Velour (Eat, Sleep, Drag Repeat). 

In 2011 Edythe co-founded devised theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble (The National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic). Who are making a new play co-produced with Complicite. Edythe has performed with Raucous Collective and taught devised theatre on the Rose Bruford College MA co-directing the graduates’ degree show.

Edythe is currently doing an MFA at Bard College NY.

Lynnette McFadzen is the current President of BiNet USA. Lynnette is the former producer for this podcast. In February, she was awarded the 2018 Brenda Howard Memorial Award by PFLAG Queens, for her activism in the Bisexual+ community. In addition to all she is and does for the bi+ family, she is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, living in Portland, Oregon.

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BiNet USA

Larker– Patricia Silva’s online anthology
 
Social Media: Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, & Twitter.
 
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Black Bi+ History Month with Faith Cheltenham and David Johns

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In celebration of Black History Month, Faith Cheltenham, Vice President of BiNet USA, hosts David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition. 

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Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

The Murder of  James Bird, Jr. Jasper, TX – This gruesome crime inspired current hate crime legislation in the United States. Content warning: violence, Graphic description of racially motivated – hate crime – murder.

Faith’s List of 18 Black Bi+ BiCast Episodes


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2018 PFLAG Queens Brenda Howard Award Winner, Lynnette McFadzen

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published 2019-02-24

 Elizabeth, Amy, and Mick interview founder of the BiCast, BiNet USA President,  and 2018 PFLAG Queens Brenda Howard Award recipient and  Lynnette McFadzen.

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BiNet USA

Brenda Howard Award Description


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Shout Out Comic with Ashley Gallagher

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published 2019-02-16
Elizabeth and Lynnette speak with Ashley Gallagher, writer of Manicita and the Songkeeper,featured in the upcoming LGBTQIA+ anthology, Shout Out, by TO Comix Press.

Above page image used with express permission by TO Comix Press.
Want to see more? Buy a copy when it comes out in May. Totally worth it.

Links:

Shout Out: Bold Queer Comics for Teens Find Manicita and the Songkeeper among other great work in this upcoming Queer anthology being released in May.
Ashley Gallagher See more of Ashley’s work here.
POMEmag From the website: POMEmag is an internet magazine for witchy goofballs who are also big huge nerds. We publish smart, strange content for thoughtful and sensitive weirdos. 

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Bi + Visibility in Video Gaming with Mata Haggis-Burridge

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published 2019-01-24
Lynnette, Amy, and Elizabeth discuss bi visibility in video games with Mata Haggis-Burridge, Professor of Creative and Entertainment Games at Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is the External Consultant for the game Fragments of Him.

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Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas)  has a globally top-ten rated video game development Bachelor degree taught entirely in English located in The Netherlands, one hour from Amsterdam.

Copper Stone Sea – Mata’s consultancy providing writing, narrative design, and game design services

Read Everyday Bisexuality in Video Games, a recent interview with Mata by the gamesindustry.biz team:

Fragments of Him Fragments of Him is available on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs via Steam or directly from http://fragmentsofhim.com/ .

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Stigma in Reporting Hate Crimes

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published April 20, 2017
Elizabeth talks to Aunna Dennis and Kevin Hogan about the stigma surrounding reporting hate crimes

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To Report Hate Incidents or Request Resources:
Communitiesagainsthate.org/report
1-844-9-NO-HATE (1-844-966-4283)

Aunna Dennis: https://lawyerscommittee.org/staff/aunna-dennis/

Healing Stigma website: http://www.healingstigma.com

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Bi Culture: Cartoonist Tara Madison Avery

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Published July 27, 2016
Lynnette talks with the creator of the bisexual cartoon “Gooch” and board member for both Prism Comics and The LA Bi Task Force. We discuss #SDCC2016, The Bisexuality and Beyond Panel she participated in, and her work with the anthology “Alphabet” and “Anything That Loves” And get a little of what is is store for the future!!
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 Prism Comics

Prism Comics is a 501c non-profit organization that promotes awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender creators, stories, characters, and readers in the comics industry. It does this through informational booths and programming at comic conventions, print and online guides to LGBT creators and comics, and the annual Queer Press Grant to assist publication of new LGBT-themed work.

Alphabet

ALPHABET was born from a scrappy little non profit that promotes LGBTQAI comics. Every year Prism Comics gives out the Queer Press Grant, but we thought we could do so much more. The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is an annual financial grant that helps queer comics creators self publish their graphic novels, web comics, and zines. The grant is awarded to one creator, but many talented queer cartoonists apply every year. ALPHABET showcases these artists in a big sexy hard back anthology, giving them a well deserved boost to their comics careers.

ALPHABET is edited by Prism Queer Grant Chair Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter) and Prism Treasurer and Stacked Deck Press Publisher Tara Avery. This is Stacked Deck Press’s debut publication.

Anything That Loves

From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between “gay” and “straight”. Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Bisexual Non-Fiction, and included on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow Project book list for 2014!

Los Angeles Bi Task Force

LABTF is a non-profit that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual, pansexual, and fluid communities in Greater LA.

The Los Angeles Bi Task Force (LABTF) was founded in 2008 and is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual, fluid, and pansexual communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as aims to develop a future bi resource center.

Signature LABTF events include educational workshops and panels, visibility at Pride events, the annual bi arts fest to honor Celebrate Bisexuality Day, and the Bi Leaders Holiday Party.

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Website for comics, sketches and thoughts by T. Avery.

Find Gooch here.

Stacked Deck Press is a publisher committed to diversity and quality in comics and prose. Excellence is in the cards.
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Our Bi+ Youth With Mary Helen Hoelscher

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published March 24, 2016
Dr. Mary Helen Hoelscher, from the The Bisexual Organizing Project, joins us to discuss our youth.
The focus of this year’s Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
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To mark Bisexual Health Awareness Month, HRC Foundation, in partnership with BiNet USA, The Bisexual Organizing Project, and the Bisexual Resource Center, released a guide to help bisexual people of all ages who are contemplating the important step of coming out.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP-

Need help? We are here for you 24/7: 866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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