Highlands event for bisexual and trans people

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BiTastic is an opportunity for bisexual and trans people and their family and friends to meet others and discuss issues

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A special event for bisexual and trans people is being held in the Highlands.

BiTastic! is an annual Scottish event designed by and for bisexual and trans people that will take place in Nairn on 28 October.

The event - run by LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) organisations the Equality Network, Scottish Trans Alliance and Stonewall Scotland - provides a unique opportunity for bisexual and trans people and their family and friends to meet each other and talk about the issues that are important to them. 

The programme for the day covers diverse topics from sex and relationships to mental health, and sessions that are focused on just having a little fun with like-minded people.

There will also be some workshops focused on the needs of young, disabled and minority ethnic people who are bisexual and/or trans. Workshops will be facilitated by a variety of voluntary sector organisations and community members

Tim Hopkins, director of the Equality Network said: "We know from research that bisexual and trans people are often at risk of poorer health outcomes and face specific barriers in accessing support.

“Events created especially for bi and trans people are very much needed to combat isolation, which is one of the main reasons why these poorer outcomes exist, but such events are rare. We are very proud of our BiTastic! events which are specifically designed to raise awareness of these issues and provide spaces that combat such isolation."

Sophie Bridger from Stonewall Scotland said: “The needs and experiences of bi and trans people can be overlooked in both mainstream and LGBT spaces. This event will give people the opportunity to build their confidence to make their voices heard, to meet allies and to realise they are not alone."

Tickets and the full programme are available online.