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BiRequest NYC - JUNE 2017
June 2017:  Our Monthly Bi+ Meetups
Our home for
most meetings:
NYC's lgBtQ Community Center
208 West 13 Street, NYC
...between 7th Avenue, btwn Greenwich & 8th Avenues
Check at the front desk on arrival to confirm room location.
Facilitator or Host: Paul & friends, occasional substitutes or guest facilitators

BiRequest has its roots in NYC's queer, fluid and bisexual organizing circles dating back to the late 1980s and early 90s. Proudly stated, Dr. Fritz Klein, noted bisexual advocate and psychotherapist was a frequent member in the early days.

After a long stint sharing space with Identity House on West 14th Street, BiRequest moved the regular discussion meetings back to the NYC LGBT Community Center in 2005. In 2014 we added a monthly social gathering at Madame X that continues on with new faces every month.

Starting in 2016, we modified our discussion schedule, alternating nights to the first Monday and third Thursdays of each month to accomodate university student class schedules.

With the start of 2017, we introduced two additional offerings. "Bi My Side" is a discussion group for spouses and partners where one member of each couple represented is bi+. Secondly, we're taking on the re-animation of BiRequest's historical antecedent, "The Sunday Group," a gathering for conducting BiRequest business and for organizing as Bi+ leaders.

UPCOMING for JUNE 2017

1st Monday : BiRequest Discussion

~ Monday, June 5th

~ 6:00-8:00pm

~ @ the Center (click here to launch maps)


~~ Moderated Topic: Pride in our Personal Journeys (part one)

~~ Let's recall the challenges we've overcome in our journey to where we are - right here, right now. Share what you're proud of, and what your next steps might be to self discovery and personal expressiveness.


~~ ~ Can't join us for the meeting? catch up with us for dinner, round 8:15-ish (location & other details follow directly below).


Butta' : Bi+ Peoples' Munch

~ Monday, June 5th - after the meeting

~ 8:15-9:30pm

~ @ The Good Stuff Diner, 109 West 14th Street, btwn 6th & 7th Aves in New York City. (Click to launch map view)


~~ "Butta" is a smooth meetup: a stress-free opportunity for casual conversation and Bi+ community-building over a meal.


~~ ~txt Paul @ 347-645-6509 if you will attend the dinner gathering but you will not be attending the discussion; he'll be sure to hold a spot for you at our table.



~ 2nd Wednesday : Socially Fluid

~ Wednesday, June 14th -

~ 6:30pm 'til... (usually 'til 9:30pm)

~ @ Madame X, 94 West Houston St, btwn Thompson St and Laguardia Place in NYC (click to launch map view)


~~ No agenda: cocktails & social gathering, great conversation without the stigma. Bring your own munchies, order food in, or regroup at a restaurant nearby with your new bi+ friends.


~~ ~ This venue is six steps down from street level (apologies, this is not an easily accessible space). Contact Paul to arrange assistance if you feel you'll need it.



3rd Thursday : BiRequest Discussion

~ Thurs., June 15th

~ 6:00-8:00pm

~ @ the Center (click here to launch maps)


~~ Moderated Topic: Pride in our Personal Journeys (part one)

~~ Let's recall the challenges we've overcome in our journey to where we are - right here, right now. Share what you're proud of, and what your next steps might be to self discovery and personal expressiveness.


~~ ~ Can't join us for the meeting? catch up with us for dinner, round 8:15-ish (location & other details follow directly below).


Butta' : Bi+ Peoples' Munch

~ Monday, June 5th - after the meeting

~ 8:15-9:30pm

~ @ The Good Stuff Diner, 109 West 14th Street, btwn 6th & 7th Aves in New York City. (Click to launch map view)


~~ "Butta" is a smooth meetup: a stress-free opportunity for casual conversation and Bi+ community-building over a meal.


~~ ~ txt Paul @ 347-645-6509 if you will attend the dinner gathering but you will not be attending the discussion; he'll be sure to hold a spot for you at our table.



3rd/4th Sunday : The Sunday Group

~ Sunday June 18th,

~ 6:00-8:00pm

~ @ the Center (click here to launch maps)


~ A space for getting BiRequest organized, reviewing the business of our organization, & developing Bi+ leadership in the NYC metro area. We're revitalizing the intention, advocacy, and organizing of our community's very first meetings.


~~ Things to bring: a laptop, inspiration (like books or favorite quotes), your twitter feed, ideas that you're willing to work on for in-person or social media advocacy.

~~ ~ Email Paul for more info or questions about this meetup



4th Thursday : Bi My Side
~ Thursday, June 22nd

~ 6:00-7:30pm

~ @ Jefferon Market Branch (NY Public Library), southwest corner of Sixth Avenue at West 11th Street, in NYC -- Mae West Community Room, right off the elevator on the third floor.
(click to launch maps)


~ Moderated discussion group for couples where one of the partners or at least one spouse identifies as bisexuals; we gather in the spirit of supportive care and advocacy within the context of our relationships.





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Check our resources link to see more about additional meetings and opportunities to connect.

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There are a number of additional group meetings happening in and around the city from month to month. For the best connection to all of the Bi+ (Pan~, Queer, Non-mono~, Sapio~, Poly~, etc) in Metro NYC, subscribe to the Meetup.com group supported and sustained by our friends at NYABN, the NY Area Bisexual Network.

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Our meetings are open to all members of the Bi+ community, as well as bi-friendly and bi-allied folks, of any age, race, gender, ability; likewise for affectional or relational, sexual or spiritual orientations. Ours is a tiny example of the rainbow; a safe space to share your perspective and insights into all things Bi.

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PostScript regarding restaurants: If you would like to help expand our palette of dining options, suggestion are welcomed. We need a place that can accommodate about 20 people for about 90 minutes - both in seating us, and relative speed for serving too. We also need the menu to have some vegetarian options, and to be fairly reasonable in cost.