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Robyn Ochs
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Here's an article about 6 out bi elected state officials. 
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BI MEN: a call for writing and artwork *UPDATED*
FOR BI MEN: CALL FOR WRITING & ARTWORK
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If you identify as a bisexual (or anthrosexual/ambisexual/fluid/no lables/multisexual/omnisexual/pansexual/pomosexual/polysexual or in some other way as non-monosexual) man/male-identified person, we hope you will consider submitting your work.

You are welcome to submit essays, fiction, images, cartoons, poetry, or any combination of these. This publication will be electronic and available online, so there are no fixed word limits. However, suggested length for submissions is 500-1500 words.

You can submit work about anything you want, as long as it is somehow related to bisexual identity, practice, and/or experience. Suggested topics include:

·       Why and how you identify sexually;

·       Where you find support and/or community;

·       How your experience of sexual identity is shaped by your other identities (race/skin color, ethnicity, class, geography, religion, age, gender identity, etc.);

·       Stories about falling in (or out of) love or about relationships;

·       When and how you came out to yourself;

·       When and how you choose to come out to others;

·       Being a bi-identified man in different communities (e.g., heterosexual, SGLBTQI, kink, polyamorous, ethnic, religious, professional, cultural, etc.);

·       Racism, sexism, homonormativity or heteronormativity in bisexual spaces;

·       Marriage and marriage equity;

·       Being a father and managing family life;

·       Brotherhood and building men’s communities;

·       Organizing for social justice;

·       Ecological consciousness and sexuality;

·       Postcolonial queer identity;

·       Envisioning queer futures;

·       Mothers/Fathers and their bi sons;

·       HIV/AIDS, prostrate/testicular cancer, or other health challenges;

·       Healthy living;

·       Media images of bisexual men (general or pornographic)

·       Being bi and out in gay organizations;

·       Bi men as elders and mentors.


We are also hoping to include a few resource lists. If you are interested in working on one of these, please let us know right away. Some ideas: bi men’s fiction, bi men’s nonfiction, bi men’s website; websites (bi or not) of particular interest to bi men.

We intend for the final project include a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Submissions from the Global South and people of color communities within North American and Europe are strongly encouraged. If you feel that you rarely see people like yourself represented, please consider writing for this issue.

Submissions are due by August 1st, but it would be very helpful to get a sense now of your intentions.

The editors for this publication are Robyn Ochs, an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women newsletter, and Dr. Herukhuti, sexologist, shaman, cultural worker, founder of Black Funk: The Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality and co-editor of Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives.

Submission guidelines are online at: http://biwomenboston.org/newsletter/submission-guidelines/.

Please write to us at biwomeneditor@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Robyn Ochs and Dr. Herukhuti

www.robynochs.com
www.biwomenboston.org

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Thank you, Faith Cheltenham, for all that you do and for the clarity and persistence with which you speak your truth. You are an inspirational leader.
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Amen. Please listen to this sermon about marriage equality and wherein lie the real threats to marriage, and then share it with EVERYONE you know. Thank you.
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BOSTON AREA WOMEN: I’m hosting a Bi Women “stuff and stuff” at my house from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 31st. All women are welcome. We’ll be stuffing newsletters and ourselves (dinner will be provided). RSVP to Robyn at robyn@robynochs.com by May 30th, so I know how much dinner to prepare.
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Yer beaming like a newlywed in that photo.. no surprise.
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What I did last week: Camp Pride 2012. So many beautiful, loving, caring people in one place. Moves me to the core. And makes me proud.
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CALL FOR WRITING & ARTWORK

When introducing Bi Women, I am frequently asked whether there is a parallel publication for bi men. Sadly, there is not. To help remedy this, I have decided to put out a SPECIAL MEN'S ISSUE of Bi Women. This will be in addition to the regular quarterly issues of Bi Women.

IF YOU IDENTIFY AS A BI OR PANSEXUAL MAN, I HOPE YOU'LL SUBMIT YOUR WRITING AND/OR ARTWORK.

You are welcome to submit essays, fiction, images, cartoons, poetry, or any combination of these. This publication will be electronic and available online, so there are no fixed word limits. However, suggested length for submissions is 500-1500 words.

You can write about anything you want, as long as it is somehow related to bisexual identity. Suggested topics include: why you identify as bi; where you find support and/or community; how your experience of identity is shaped by other aspects of your identity (race, ethnicity, class, geography, religion, age, gender identity, etc.); stories about falling in (or out of) love or about relationships; when and how you came out to yourself; when and how you choose to come out to others; being a bi-identified man in straight communities; being a bi-identified man in LGBT communities. I'm also hoping to include a few resource lists. If you are interested in working on one of these, please let me know right away. Some ideas: bi men's fiction, bi men's nonfiction, bi men's website; websites (bi or not) of particular interest to bi men.

I am hoping that the final project include a diverse range of voices and perspectives. If you feel that you rarely see people like yourself represented, please consider writing for this issue.

Submissions are due by August 1st, but it would be very helpful to get a sense now of your intentions.

Please write to me at biwomeneditor@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Robyn Ochs

www.robynochs.com
www.biwomenboston.org

IMPORTANT: PLEASE POST AND CROSSPOST THIS CALL FOR WRITING.
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Several bi activists will be at this year's LGBT Pride Reception at the White House that President Obama is hosting. :-) http://ow.ly/bzi6x 
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from bi women in New Zealand...
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Here is a lovely 1-minute youtube to sweeten your day: Love For All - Bjorn Borg: youtu.be/on24X8V-u1U
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On the 8th anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts, and my 8th wedding anniversary: Thank you, Massachusetts. http://ow.ly/aYqNu
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An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.
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An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn is a speaker and writer whose work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.
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Americas Six Out Bisexual Elected State Officials
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Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997.

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1st Mass. gay-marriage couples laud Obama support
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The group MassEquality, which supported the court decision, said 18,462 same-sex couples have wed in Massachusetts since May 17, 2004.

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