AUTHOR: Off Pink Collective
PUBLISHER: Off Pink Publishing
DATE: March 31st 1988
by The Off-Pink Collective
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“We are not sitting on the fence, we are building a new garden.”
Bisexual Lives was conceived as a project at a discussion group at the Second National Bisexual Conference at the London Lesbian and Gay Centre in April 1985. Originally an interview format was constructed around a number of very general questions drafted at this initial meeting. Subsequently many of the accounts turned out to be autobiographical profiles.
We have brought together the diverse stories of seven women and five men, presented in their own words and welcomed others to contribute brief comments and experiences on a variety of subjects; these comments are interspersed between the profiles by it and appended a bibliography and other information which we hope will be of use.
The contributors all identify as bisexual, though they are not as representative in terms of age, race and background as we would like. Nevertheless, we hope that this book will act as a springboard for further thought and discussion leading to a fuller understanding of bisexuality as a viable and positive option in people’s lives.
The Off Pink Collective: Clare Thompson, Cris Stevens, Guy Chap man, Matthew Milne, Pink Dandelion, Sarah McGhee, Zaidie Part.
With grateful thanks to: Amanda Harrington, Andy Beech, Brian MacGowran, Christa Gausden, David Burkle, David Smith, Gail Chester, Geoff Appleton, Iain Richmond, Kate Burkle, Kate Fearnley, Liz Berryman, Madeleine Slade, Mike Blackmore, Sally Elstub, Sipi Hameenaho, Terry Sanderson, and many others who have given us so much assistance in writing and advising and who have donated or loaned the money which has made the realisation of this project possible.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- About Ourselves and this Book
- Kate Fearnley
- Coming Out
- David Burkle
- Brian MacGowran
- Mike Blackmore
- Long-term Relatinoships
- Pink Dandelion
- Mandy Moore
- Bisexuality and AIDS
- Being Bisexual — Toward a Definition
- Further Information (Bisexual Groups and Contacts
- Selected Bibliography
- A Final Word
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