Past Events

Pride Collaboration with Citi

Summer 2019

For Pride's Diamond Jubilee, the London Bisexual Network teamed up with Citi.

Read more about it at this page here
LGBT Pride: An Evening with Dame Inga Beale DBE

17 June 2019

Linklaters With Pride Network, in coordination with the London Bisexual Network, hosted an evening with Dame Inga Beale DBE.

Reflecting on her journey to becoming the first female CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Inga discussed breaking glass ceilings, coming out as bisexual, challenging the “Old Boys’ Club” and leading cultural change.

Inga is a member of Stonewall’s Development Council and was awarded a Damehood for her influential work in driving the inclusion agenda for women and the LGBT community.

Teaching the difference – a spotlight on bisexuality

30 May 2019

RPC RAIN and the LBN were excited to host an evening session spotlight on bisexuality issues with Marcus Morgan.

Simon Laird, RPC's head of insurance, presented a short introduction before handing over to Marcus Morgan for his presentation on bisexuality issues, followed by a Q&A alongside members of RPC's LGBT+ committee, RPC RAIN, as well as the London Bisexual Network (LBN).
Stand Bi Me - event with Maquarie, MyGWork and Bi Pride

22 May 2019

Macquarie hosted an event focusing on best practices for Bi Inclusion. Members of MyGWork, Bi Pride and the LBN discussed bi people's experiences at work and in society. Fatimat Williams, Jonathan Andrews, Sian Jones and Netanya Clixby of the LBN spoke.
Reed Smith and LBN Breakfast Seminar

24 April 2019

Reed Smith and the LBN held a joint breakfast seminar discussing the experiences and barriers faced by bi people at work in the City, both in law and across other industries. Jonathan Andrews and Sian Jones of the LBN spoke,

The session acted as an introduction to bisexuality in the workplaces, and covered issues such as biphobia, bi erasure, lack or role medals and mental wellbeing; as well as positive steps to ensure inclusion.
Being LGBT in the City

28 October 2018

Co-chair of the LBN Netanya Clixby spoke at Aspiring Solicitors' event on being LGBT in the City
AltW - Innovative LGBTQI+ Women's Conference

6 October 2018

LBN will be supported and contributed to this great event focused on female empowerment and inclusion with key note speakers Inga Beale (CEO Lloyds London), Claire Harvey (CEO Diversity Role Models), Ruth Hunt (CEO Stonewall) and Claudia Brind-Woody (VP & MD Global Intellectual Property Licensing IBM).

Our Co chair Fatimat Animasaun who will be one of the many amazing panellists lined up for the day. Workshop themes included Finding your Rainbow Thread – Your Authentic Self, Leadership & Change, Juggling it all – Alternative Parenting, Using your voice – Allies in and out of the LGBTQI+ community and Bouncing Back – Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Celebrating Bi Visibility Day 2018
Stonewall Manchester Conference

28 September 2018

Committee member Sian Jones spoke at the Stonewall Manchester Conference in late September as part of a panel discussion on supporting bi staff in the workplace.

Stonewall’s 2017 staff survey showed that just 16% of bi people were completely out at work. This discussion session equipped delegates with a better understanding of identities that fall under the bi umbrella and the distinct  challenges that bi people face in the workplace.


Celebrating Bi Visibility Day 2018
Bi Pride UK Fundraiser

27 September 2018

Bi Pride UK is a national charity working to create spaces for celebrating attraction beyond gender.

Bi Pride UK ran a variety show fundraiser at the Two Brewers in Clapham; the lineup includes American pop artist Lucy & La Mer on her London stop of her European tour, as well as magic, comedy, drag, jazz and more. All funds raised went towards putting on the first ever Pride event specifically for people attracted to more than one gender in London, in March.
Celebrating Bi Visibility Day 2018
EY and Bi Pride UK – Bi Visibility Day Event

24 September 2018

Co-chair of the LBN, Netanya Clixby, spoke on a panel event hosted by EY’s ‘Unity’ and Bi Pride UK to mark Bi Visibility Day 2018.

Bi Pride UK is a national charity working to create spaces for celebrating attraction beyond gender.
Barclays EMBRACE Black Professionals Forum and Spectrum event : Intersectionality & the Power of Allies.

5 September 2018

LBN Co chair Fatimat Animasaun participated as a panellist at a jointly hosted event at Barclays discussing intersectionality with a focus on ethnicity and sexual orientaion, and some of the challenges faced by individuals sharing these protected characteristics.

The panel also discussed the power of allies within and outside the LGBTQ+ community, sharing some actionable insights to promote equality, fairness and inclusion
Pride 2018
LBN Joined the First Bi Float at London Pride

7 July 2018

LBN is proud to have supported Biscuit, a Bi activist group, who ran the first Bi float at London Pride this year. LBN supported Biscuit by securing corporate funding from Macquarie and Simmons & Simmons LLP.

LBN members and the steering committee marched with Biscuit at what was a watershed moment for the Bi community at Pride. We look forward to working with Biscuit again next year.

Pride 2018
Latham & Watkins LBN Pride Event

6 July 2018

On 6 July, the London office of Latham & Watkins hosted the firm’s first ever European LGBTQ Affinity Group Retreat. As a part of the Agenda, the London Bisexual Network organised a panel discussion addressing issues regarding being bi in the workplace - including bi-visibility, inclusiveness and stereotypes.

This session was for all employees (not just those who identify as LGBTQ) to understand more about the issues facing bi people in the workplace.

Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference

17 November 2017

Committee member Llewys Howells attended the Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference in Edinburgh to represent the LBN and give a talk during a session on bisexuality in the workplace.

This included a discussion around the stigmatism that bisexuals can face, coming out as bisexual in the workplace and tips on what employers could do to make bisexual employees feel more comfortable in being themselves at work

Bi The Way with Norton Rose Fulbright

30 October 2017

As part of Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Inclusion Month, the LBN spoke about issues affecting the bi-community and bisexualityy in general.   

Speakers included Malcolm Gregory (Financial Controller EMEA at Norton Rose Fulbright),Fatimat Animasaun (Business Manager at Macquarie Securities) and Katie Thomas (Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright) 

Where is the B in LGBT

25 September 2017

In collaboration with London South Bank University, members of the LBN steering committee spoke on a panel about perceptions of  bisexuality within the LBGT community and in wider society.

Speakers included LLewys Howells (Trainee Solcitor at Cylde & Co), Kimberly Sayers (Associate at Simmons & Simmons) and Steve Bowman (Senior Information Adviser at LSBU)


Celebrating Bi Visibility Day 2017
LBN and J.P. Morgan Bi-visibility Panel - "To Bi or Not to Bi, Coming out in the Workplace"

21 September 2017

The LBN and J.P. Morgan a held a joint speaker event to explore the topic of coming out as bisexual in the workplace. 

Speakers included Edward Lord OBE (board member of BiUK, deputy chair of Pride in London’s independent Community Advisory Board), Jess Tompkins (Vice President at JP Morgan), Clare Eastburn (Director at Citi), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars LLP), and Amanda Walker (programme Manager, JP Morgan). Special guest, Christina Riley (Senior Planner for the Regional South business unit, Balfour Betty) was also in attendance.


Celebrating Bi Visibility Day 2017
Bisexuality & mental health resource & toolkit launch with Mind

19 September 2017

Members of the LBN took part in a panel discussion exploring the issues bisexual people face, with a particular focus on their experiences of discrimination and the impact on their mental health.

Speakers included Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-ordinator of LBN), Sanisha Wynter (Alumni Relations Officer at Stonewall), Dominic Arnall (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall and Intelligence Lead of LBN), Marcel Vige (Head of Equality Improvement at Mind).
Bisexuality and Mental Health

07 March 2017

The LBN hosted an intimate discussion about the links between bisexuality and mental health In response to questions posed at our launch event, the LBN presented a talk by Liam Timmins,  a research fellow at Kings College London who studies non-traditional identities and attraction patterns, as well as issues surrounding mental health for individuals who identify as LGBT. The event was hosted at Macquarie

Speaker: Liam Timmins (Kings College Research Fellow).

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)

London Bisexual Network Launch Event

17 November 2016

Bringing Bisexual Awareness & Community to the Professional World.  Simmons & Simmons hosted the launch of the London Bisexual Network.

Speakers included Inga Beale (CEO of Lloyd's), Lindsay Pentelow (Partner at Mazars), Dominic Arnal (Head of Projects and Programmes at Stonewall) and Jonathan Andrews (Communications Co-Ordinator for LBN)