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World’s biggest Bi-sexual conference at ExCel now on

17:03 26 August 2010

Marcus Morgan

Marcus Morgan

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THE world’s biggest bisexual event will take place in Docklands next week.

More than 300 people from 20 countries have registered to attend the UK convention for bisexual people, their partners and friends, BiCon2010, making it the UK’s largest yet.

Following celebrity bisexual “outings” in the past few years including Lady Gaga and actress Anna Paquin, the event is being held at the University of East London Docklands campus from August 26 to 30.

The event aims to provide a safe space for people to be open about their sexuality without fear of prejudice or misunderstanding. There will be workshops, seminars, debates, parties, networking and a ceilidh to end the event.

Marcus Morgan, one of the volunteers organising BiCon said: “It’s a really exciting event which brings together people from around the world to look at issues facing our community and how we will tackle them.

“There are very few positive bisexual role models in the media and it can be a very isolating feeling. I have been going since 1992 and have met life-long friends there. It is really important for people who feel isolated in a small community to come down and feel at home.”

The event is also open to the lesbian and gay community and matters such as same-sex marriages will be discussed with a view to campaigning further.

The event has been running for 28 years and is run by a team of volunteers.

To register for tickets, see www.bicon2010.org.uk.

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