There have only been a handful of periodicals — mainstream or indie — focused specifically on bi, pan, and fluid experiences and audiences. This page lists all publications we are aware of — so if know of another periodical we should check in to, please fill out our media suggestion form (or use our contact form if you’d like to donate physical copies). If you’re curious how media makes it onto our shelves, you can read the library’s inclusion criteria here.
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CURRENTLY IN PRINT
“Archer Magazine is an award-winning print publication about sexuality, gender and identity. It is published twice-yearly in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on lesser-heard voices and the uniqueness of our experiences.” Individual physical issues of Archer are available for purchase via their shop, as well as digital issues.
The Bi Pan Library is waiting for funds to purchase back issues of Archer Magazine.
A publication of the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network, and the oldest bisexual+ women’s publication in the world. Bi Women Quarterly’s full archive is available online for free, though subscriptions and donations are appreciated. They regularly call for writing & art submissions.
The Bi Pan Library has an active subscription to Bi Women Quarterly, but is in need of funds to print and bind issues that released before the subscription began.
“The world’s leading entertainment group for LGBTQI women… bringing you the latest in lesbian and bi related celebrity interviews, news, politics, pop culture, style, travel, social issues, entertainment and more.” Digital, UK, and International subscriptions of DIVA are available for purchase.
The Bi Pan Library owns 4 back issues of Diva, and is waiting for funds to purchase an International subscription.
“Unicorn Magazine represents the wide spectrum of sexuality and identities that fit in between gay and straight. We explore stories around mental health, sex, and identity. We do this through art, photography, poetry, interviews, opinion pieces, short stories, and whatever people want to show.” Unicorn’s full archive is available to the public.
Unicorn does not publish physical copies.
OUT OF PRINT & VINTAGE
Created by Karla Rossi of the San Francisco Bay Area Bisexual Network (now the Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network) as an extension of their newsletter, with contributions from other Bi+ and allied creators. In 2020, a group of bisexuals aged 16-24 compiled scans of the complete Anything That Moves archive, making them available to anybody with the permission of the BABPN.
The Bi Pan Library is close to completing our Anything That Moves collection. We are still looking for issues 2, 11, 15, 20, and the Pride Special issue. Please contact us if you have a lead on purchasing, or wish to donate a copy.
THE BI-MONTHLY (1970s – 1980s)
“Newsletter of the Bisexual Center”, published by a California bisexual community group. Poetry, articles, letters, and events.
LOGOMOTIVE / SLIPPERY WHEN WET
“A little magazine of sex & fun from a bisexual perspective.”
The Bi Pan Library has not yet obtained copies of Logomotive/Slippery When Wet, and information online about this publication is limited. We are actively pursuing this addition to the physical collection — please contact us if you have a lead on purchasing, or wish to donate a copy.
THE SANDMUTOPIAN GUARDIAN (1988 – 2000)
“Practical, factual, pansexual.” Founded as a pansexual companion to the gay leather magazine DungeonMaster. “With topics from technique to relationships to legal issues, The Guardian is a cross between ‘US (leather) News and World Report’ and ‘Better Homes and Dungeons.“
The Bi Pan Library has not yet obtained copies of The Sandmutopian Guardian, and information online about this publication is limited. We are actively pursuing this addition to the physical collection — please contact us if you have a lead on purchasing, or wish to donate a copy.