Meet The Crew: Mick Collins

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My name is Mick Collins. I’m a co-host and resident new guy.  After spending a childhood fending off and finding excuses for odd affections and urges, I realized at nineteen that I was bisexual.  The realization was a crystal clear thought and my reaction wasn’t spectacular.  In fact I remember thinking, ‘Oh.  Well, that makes sense.’ then went back to studying.  Living in Southern Idaho for thirty years, one gets good at existing at the fringes without exactly explaining why you are there in the first place.  But then I moved to Austin where the fringe is less fringier. I have always been open about who I am but selective in what situations I choose to reveal it, because Momma didn’t raise no fool.
I am an author who has published a number of short stories (and counting) as well as my first novel, Night Shall Overtake.  I also have my own music based radio show, The Headphone Bleed, which airs live every Sunday night at www.live365.com/stations/saintzero (or catch the podcasts at www.fanboytv.com.)
            Community is not something I have a strong history of reaching out to.  The saying goes that no man is an island.  My response to that was always, “Watch me as I prove you wrong.”  So I spent lots of time just avoiding the hell out of things. But I can’t do it anymore. There is too much at stake to sit back. I have battled depression and idiots and have come to the hard fought conclusion that things are darkest only because there is so much light to reach for.

Interview with William Kizer

Interview with William Kizer

Lynnette speaks with William Kizer about his son Adam Kizer. BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham joins.

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Bisexual community mourns loss of bisexual teen, Adam Kizer

Open Letter to the family of Alyssa Morgan in Des Moines, IA

The B is resilient, we can #makeittotomorrow

Happy Marriage Equality, now #savethebisexuals

The Trevor Project

Be an #upstander Day1 Campaign

 

Interview with J.Christopher Neal NYC Pride Grand Marshal

Interview with J.Christopher Neal NYC Pride Grand Marshal

We are speaking with J. Christopher Neal, Director of Youth Programs and Initiatives at Coro New York Leadership Center, Artist, Writer, Activist and founder of FluidBiDesign / MenKIND a support and advocacy community for people of African Descent, who has the distinction of being the first openly bi-identified Grand Marshal in The New York Pride Parade.

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Links:

FluidBiDesisign on Facebook

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Twitter

NYC Pride

Bi Event: BiCon 2015 with Suraya

Bi Event: BiCon 2015 with Suraya

Suraya joins Lynnette to share information on UK’s biggest bisexual event of the year.

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Access Fund applications, if including accommodation, close on 1 July.
Access Fund applications, if not including accommodation, close on 24 July.

LINKS:
Access Fund http://2015.bicon.org.uk/inclusion/access-fund/
Extra Access Fund http://2015.bicon.org.uk/inclusion/extra-access-fund/
Venue http://2015.bicon.org.uk/venue/
Food Access http://2015.bicon.org.uk/inclusion/food-access/
Bookings http://2015.bicon.org.uk/bookings/
Offer a session or entertainment http://2015.bicon.org.uk/session-entertainment-offers/
List of sessions so far – to be updated as more are confirmed! http://2015.bicon.org.uk/programme/workshops/
Facebook http://facebook.com/bicon2015
Twitter http://twitter.com/biconuk

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Mixed Orientation Relationships Bi/Lesbian with Robyn and Peg

Mixed Orientation Relationships Bi/Lesbian with Robyn and Peg

We speak with a famous mixed orientation couple Robyn Ochs and Peg Preble on how to navigate a bisexual/lesbian relationship.

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Washington Post Article

 Robyn’s Website

Books:

Bi Any Other Name, by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka‘ahumanu
Bi Men: Coming Out, edited by Pete Chvany and Ron Suresha
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men, edited by Robyn Ochs and H. Sharif Williams (Dr. Herukhuti)

The BiCast Mixed Orientation Series and resources:

Bi Health: Mixed Orientation Relationships “Bi/Gay” with R.J. Aguir and Will Shepherd

Mixed Orientation Relationships: Bi/Het with Becca and Evan

Resource List for Mixed-Orientation Marriages (reposted from http://bialogue-group.tumblr.com/)

Interview with Robyn Ochs

Interview with Robyn Ochs

We chat with Robyn about her upcoming engagements, her recent publication Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology Bi Women Quarterly And Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World.

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Robyn’s Website

Upcoming Schedule

Bookings

PUBLICATIONS:

Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men

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Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, Second Edition

Getting Bi
Getting Bi

Bi Women Quarterly (Subscribe)

Bi Women Quarterly
Bi Women Quarterly

Recognize Book Reading at BECAUSE 2015

Bi Local: AzBi with Halina Brooke

We chat with Halina on building local community and her new project focused on developing and mental health professionals network.

Arizona Bisexual Community on Facebook
AzBi Community on Facebook

Interview with Marcus Morgan of The Bisexual Index

Interview with Marcus Morgan of The Bisexual Index

Lynnette and John talk with Marcus Morgan of The Bisexual Index (UK) about the website, their activism and BiCon 2015 in Nottingham.

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The Bisexual Index

The Bisexual Index on Twitter

BiCon 2015
BiCon 2015

Access Fund

BiCon has a long history of making equality and access a priority within the limits of our non-profit volunteer structure. Each year many people donate to make the Access Fund possible.

The Access Fund exists to make BiCon more possible for people who are experiencing a financial, accessibility or equality hardship.

Access Fund applications, if including accommodation, close on 1 July.
Access Fund applications, if not including accommodation, close on 24 July.

BiCon 2015 on Facebook

BiCon 2015 on Twitter

Interview with Samuel Archer

Interview with Samuel Archer

We talk with Samuel Archer, a photographer and writer. A Philadelphia based bisexual trans man, about their upcoming project and book. Their thoughts on how to become a integrated out and proud bisexual community are discussed. And their vision for the  deconstruction of body myths.

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These photographs and more are available here

LINKS:

Samuel Archer
Writer
Photographer
Website: http://www.samuelarcher.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samuelarcherart
Store: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/samuel-archer.html

A&E: Honeybird “Out Comes Woman” Monique Mizrahi

A&E: Honeybird "Out Comes Woman" Monique Mizrahi

We chat with the delightful Monique Mizarhi about her provocative album…

“Out Comes Woman”

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YouTube “TMBLGBT”

LINKS:
Honeybird.net

BandCamp

TMBLGBT

YouTube

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram