Stonewall Scotland’s one-day Bi+ Empowerment programme is open to all individuals who identify under the bi umbrella and is designed to support individuals with identifying how they want to, and can make a difference for, bi+ people wherever they live, shop, work, pray or socialise.
The programme aims to:
- Celebrate the diversity of the bi+ community and recognize the common lived experiences shared by members of the community;
- Explore radical self-care and build new ways of practicing it,
- build their confidence to connect with, influence and enable others in their environments to be themselves and achieve their full potential.
Who is this programme for?
The programme is open to all individuals who identify under the non-monosexual/romantic umbrella: e.g. bisexual/biromantic, pansexual/panromantic, fluid, omnisexual/omniromantic, polysexual/polyromantic and queer.
We are looking for a diverse range of participants for this programme and would love to hear from LGBT individuals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, disabled people, women and non-binary people – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.
Why participate in this programme?
Bi+ people face significant challenges including; invisibility, exclusion, biphobia and a lack of support and understanding from friends, family and colleagues. We know that bi+ people suffer six times higher rates of mental ill-health, and these statistics, and the stories we hear from the bi+ community, show that there is still much to be done to achieve acceptance without exception for bi+ people.
Attendees on our programmes have gone on to speak at events and conferences, organize workshops and participate in the Stonewall Scotland School Role Models programme.
I am very excited to use today’s programme and some of the network links I have gained today to step this up
Being in a room full of other bi people … is so validating
Book your place for 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our programme in 2019.
We're delighted to announce that we're going to be delivering our Bi+ Empowerment Programme in Inverness in 2020! Please note that due to the popularity of this course we are only able to offer 36 spaces for these community programmes and these spaces will be available to people via an application form, which can be found below via the hyperlink.
Wednesday 11 March 2020 - Central Inverness (venue TBC) - please fill in our application form.
If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 474 8019.