Bi+ History in the UK - PrideON

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Jen Yockney MBE is one of the most prominent bi community activists in the UK, having worked on giving the bi+ community support and a voice for the past 20+ years. In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for Services to the Bisexual Community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Jen will talk about the history of the bi+ community and her activism since 1994, covering her involvement with BiPhoria, the longest running bi social and support group in the UK, leading BiCon in 2000 and 2004, and her vision for what became the Bisexuality Report, a publication that brought together research into bisexuality in Britain that helped push bi+ inclusion up the agenda of many LGBT organisations.

The event will be hosted on Zoom. Meeting details will be circulated in advance of the event.

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Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s Statement of Impartiality

We would like to make Civil Servants who choose to attend PrideON aware that there will be guest speakers for several events – including podcasts, panel discussions, roundtables, and Q&A’s. Please be mindful that these will include discussions of the speaker’s own experiences, ideas and opinions.

We have both internal and external guest speakers for PrideON. Internally, we will have LGBT speakers from different departments as well as representatives from LGBT Networks and the Government Equalities Office responsible for LGBT Policy. External speakers include LGBT activists, including representatives from LGBT charities and organisations. You may be aware of their interests and perspectives already as some are in the public eye.

We want to make it clear that the views discussed in these events are those of the guest speakers. Therefore, they are not the views of the Civil Service nor the Government. Likewise, these are not the views of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.