Skip to main content
Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council's Petitions Scheme

View e-Petition

We, the undersigned, petition the Council to mark Bi Visibility Day, 23 September, each year, either by flying the bisexual flag, or illuminating the town hall in the bi flag colours of pink, purple and blue.

More details from petitioner:

Bi Visibility Day has been marked around the world on the 23rd September each year for the past 18 years. The first time it was celebrated, 23 September 1999, it was marked in three countries - the USA, South Africa, and here in Manchester.

Research shows that bisexual people are less likely than gay or lesbian people to feel they can be out at work, and face significant physical and mental health inequalities.  Bisexual erasure & invisibility contribute to those problems.  In addition to helping raise visibility, the day celebrates bi communities and the support they give.

As the city that is home to both Bi Community News magazine and the UK's longest-running bi support organisation, BiPhoria, Manchester has marked Bi Visibility Day in some way every year. 

However the council - which earned a reputation in the 80s and 90s for biphobia and bi erasure - has yet to give its support.

In 2016 the UK's celebrations included a ministerial message of support from Justine Greening MP, and many town halls either flying the bi flag as in Brighton, Camden, Wakefield, Oxford and others; or in the case of Leeds lighting up the Civic Hall in purple for the night.  It is time our council showed its support too.

Submitted by BiPhoria
Open from 28 Sep 2016 to 25 Jun 2017
Signatures: 22   [Go to signatures]

Direct link to this e-petition:

Sign this e-petition

You must live, work or study in the Council's area to sign an e-petition. This e-petition also has an offline version. Please sign one version of the e-petition only.

Fair Processing Notice

Under the Data Protection Act Manchester City Council has a duty to protect any personal information collected from you.

Manchester City Council is the data controller for personal information collected in respect of the Council's E-petitions facility and the Council's data processor will store the information held about you by on a secure electronic database for a period of up to six years.  INOVEM Limited (Company Registration Number 04228932) has been appointed as the Council's data processor to manage the Council's E-petition facility on behalf of the Council.  The Council takes measures to safeguard your information and apply controls to prevent unauthorised access to it.

Your information will be used for the purpose of the Council's E-petition facility.  (Please be aware that the Council may wish to check the validity of the name, address and e-mail address that has been supplied by signatories to E-petitions).

Your information may be shared with other Council departments for the purpose of checking the validity of the name and address that you have supplied as a signatory to an E-petition made via the Council's E-petitions facility.  We will not give information about you to anyone else unless your consent has been given or the law allows.  

The Democratic and Statutory Services Section contact in connection with this fair processing notice is the Petitions Scheme tel: 0161 234 3766 e-mail 

The following fields are required but will not be published on the list of signatories for this e-petition. This information will only be used in relation to this e-petition.

We will need to verify your email address before your signature can be counted on this e-petition. We'll send you an email containing a link to follow that will enable you to confirm your email address. If you don't receive the email, please check any spam or junk mail folder, or corporate IT mail filters that you may have in case the message has been sent there by mistake.

If you want to be kept informed you will only be contacted about this specific e-petition


BiPhoria, the e-Petition Creator, joined by:

  1. Miss Jocelyn Hordern on 05 May 2017
  2. Miss Dawn Wright on 02 May 2017
  3. Mr Scott Glynn on 22 Apr 2017
  4. Ms Natasha Franklin on 03 Apr 2017
  5. Ms R J Eliot on 28 Feb 2017
  6. Miss Emma Coyle on 25 Feb 2017
  7. Miss Sian Millward on 25 Feb 2017
  8. Mr Mark Beards on 25 Feb 2017
  9. Miss m sandhu on 25 Feb 2017
  10. Miss Danielle Matthews on 21 Feb 2017
This is the list of the 10 most recent signatures. View all 22 signatures

Subscribe to mark Bi Visibility Day, 23 September, each year, either by flying the bisexual flag, or illuminating the town hall in the bi flag colours of pink, purple and blue. by RSS