Are you a woman who is NOT heterosexual?
If YES, then you are invited to participate in my project focusing on women’s health and healthcare experiences in the greater Montreal area!
To participate, you need to:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, or anything other than heterosexual (even if you are not “out”) (trans* women included!)
- Have accessed healthcare in the last 10 years
We gathered this Sunday, as usual, after the Poly groups. The month’s topic was “living in monogamous relationships”, a subject that brought varied opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of closed relationships for bisexuals. We used this article to start the discussions, and flowed towards the varied degrees of open relationships. The discussion engaged after that towards particularities of relationships between bisexuals, bi-hetero and bi-homo couples. Read the rest of this entry
Under the watchful eye of Natalie, Prince had the great pleasure of animating the latest Bisexual Group. After a round table of presentations, Prince talked about the Kinsey, Red-Purple and Klein scales, thus charting a bunch of terms: heterosexual (straight), heterocurious, heteroflexible, pansexual, homoflexible, homocurious, homosexual (gay/lesbian). Prince mentioned the existence of romantic, sexual, behavioural and social factors in everyone’s orientation.
The Purple-Red scale brought yet another dimension that we inspected, and we went on with other dimensions such as gender identity and interest in kink, that we found had generally no correlation between each other.
Some participant wanted to come back to last month’s subject -when to consider coming out- with a particular case of office flirt, that the group enjoyed discussing about. Read the rest of this entry
Francais ci dessous
Sunday the 15th of May saw a lot of kink, from bondage to bringing kink out of you and not needing to feel any shame. We had a Bondage 101, Conscious Kink, then the Bondage Practice group!
We gathered again in the beginning of Spring to bounce our latest ideas around. After a round table to present ourselves, we exchanged on several topics:
- Known “coming out” techniques
- “Who should be come out to?” (the “need to know basis” is a subjective line)
- The parallel between coming out as polyamorous and coming out as bisexual
- A clarification on what pansexuality meant to each of us
- Particular social rejection felt by male bisexuals
- How to make the perceptions of the people around us evolve
- Going with the flow (as an everyday lifestyle) and “Bisexual invisibility”
- Romantic versus behavioural bisexuality (in reference to the Purple Scale)
- Some words about orientation flexibility Read the rest of this entry
Contessa_Alura(a) opened the meeting, mentioning the ALCC(b)’s resources (books, workshops, counselling specialists) and Safe Space Policy. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and share their personal opinions while always respecting the opinions and tastes of all other participants. This meeting will be about Mistress_Magnum(c) and slave_feel(d) sharing their real-life BDSM(e) experience: They will share thoughts about their relation. Read the rest of this entry
The Bisexuals group gathered on this pre-spring Sunday with the firm intention of debating around the nuances contained in the Urban Dictionary’s definition of the Unicorn and bounced off to discussions related to applications of bisexuality in polyamorous context. We then covered concepts like the impostor syndrome and the junction of fetishist considerations in bisexuality, to end up comparing our flirting methods and tactics. That might be the subject of the next group. The group finished off in a restaurant, where we exchanged freely amongst ourselves. By the amount of laughter, I can say every participant had quite a lot of fun when we figured that the trick to successful flirting is simply not to be creepy. Thanks to everyone that attended for their awesome attitude and see you around!
Il est de tradition au sein des activités tantriques de diviser les groupes par genre. Les femmes représentent la divinité féminine (Shakti) et les hommes incarnent la divinité masculine (Shiva). Dans le Tantra, unir les énergies masculines et féminines lors d’une danse sacrée symbolique génère de l’extase et l’éveil spirituel. Aussi beau et puissant que ce concept l’est, je vous invite à séjourner au-delà de ce paradigme sexospécifique, car déterminer le sexe d’une divinité c’est aussi limiter cette divinité. Read the rest of this entry
Workshop Saturday, March 19 at 3 PM – 6 PM 1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 404 – Not Your 101: Gender History is Colonial History (In lead up to the Rap Battle 4 Gender Freedom)
Come to the Rap Battle for Gender Freedom, the 5th of The Rap Battles for Social Justice, where rap and spoken word artists who are trans people of colour, femme-identified people, as well queer and some cis allies will rap and speak about gender issues. Since gender oppression is prevalent in most communities, gender freedom represents the release from the shackles and the violence of the gender binary.
April 9, 2016 at Reggie’s Bar 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
On February 14th -such a romantic day-, the Bisexuals Group gathered between 17h and 19h to review what Wikipedia had to say about bisexuality. We went diagonally through the pretty long article (reading the interesting sections),and stopped from time to time to discuss various subjects. Read the rest of this entry