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             The Bisexual Man’s Dilemma              

June 22, 2021            

7 PM Eastern Time

6 PM Central  Time

5 PM Mountain Time

4 PM Pacific  Time

3 PM Alaska  Time

2 PM Hawaii  Time


Jue 23, 2021

12 Midnight London

1 AM Paris, Rome, Berlin

2 AM Tbilisi

7 AM Hong Kong, Singapore

9 AM Sydney 


June is “Pride Month” in many communities across the United States and beyond. What was once primarily known as a “gay rights” movement is now identified not as “gay” but as  “LGBT…” and the alphabet keeps getting longer.  

Sometimes, however, it seems that the “B” people—bisexuals—get little attention, and maybe crowded out from “Pride.”  Do they not need attention?  Are bisexuals assumed to be footnotes to the rest of the alphabet soup?  

If you are, or have ever, self-identified as bisexual, you have no doubt experienced a noxious combination of confusion and doubt, of having aspersions cast on your integrity, and a cacophony of voices, not least from other sexual minorities, often insinuating that “there’s no such thing as a bisexual, just people (men primarily) who can’t bring themselves to identify as homosexual.” Add to that the problem of perhaps having a spouse or partner unwilling or unable to sanction any behavior that is not sexually exclusive. See the dilemma?

Ah!  the trouble with labels is that they do little if anything to honor the stories of struggle, frustration, even suffering of human beings whose behavior doesn’t fit the grid of others’ expectations. 

Join us and

• if you are bisexual, know that you’ll be supported whaever your story and your truth happens to be

• if you are not bisexual, take the opportunity to listen and relate to bisexual men

• explore the common ground we all share in finding ways to adapt to categories that even today challenge social norms in a great many places.


To Join Our Live Conversations with Frank Dunn and Michael Kerosky 

  • pay whatever you can of the suggested fee ($15) [payment and other donations can be made here] We’re glad to waive the fee for any who are currently strapped from the impact of COVID-19!
  • Register (You must register by following this link!) 
  • familiarize yourself with Zoom
  • have a webcam and working microphone
  • you'll get a link by email when you register 
  • hit the link and join us a few minutes before the session begins.  Check the time above.


It is our purpose to make all our events accessible to all men, excluding none for lack of funds. Give as you are able, and make it possible for someone else to participate. Tax deductible donations may always be made on our home page in the side bar. 


Retreats   

The Board of Jonathan’s Circle regrets that we have had to cancel all our in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to resuming our full schedule of activities as soon as it is safe to to do so.              


Special Events

For a complete listing of special programs and events, subscribe to Circling on the home page in the sidebar.


Training for Facilitators

Training for facilitators is offered periodically in different locations around the country. If you are interested in being trained to facilitate any of our meet-ups, brotherhood circles, retreats, or events, let us know.  


Camping

In areas where the pandemic is successfully receding, and for men who are fully vaccinated, camping trips may be organized by our certified facilitators.  Specific infromation on dates and locations will appear in Circling, as it becomes availablbe.  

Brotherhood Circles

Brotherhood circles are ongoing small groups that last between four and twelve months. For “meet-ups” in Washington, Fresno, and Los Angeles, see below.

Our first online brotherhood circle began in January, 2021. Meeting on Tuesdays At 7:00-9:30 PM Eastern US Time (here is a link that will convert that to your time zone), the circle convenes bi-weekly, ending on May 4. The cost for the 8 sessions is $160. As always, our policy is to make our offerings available to any so that none is kept from attending by fees. If you’d like to get in line with others now waiting to join the next brotherhood circle online, email frank@jonathanscircle.org.

Topics for the eight sessions

   • Who am I?

   • My erotic life

   • My spiritual life

   • Secrets, shame, and privacy

   • Wounds, memories, and healing

   • Mentors, teachers, and models

   • My gifts to the world

   • My lessons and my wisdom

We began planning it particularly for the men who live in places that will always be remote from one of our in-person circles.  Now it proves useful to any and all, as more and more things move online.  

If you are interested in organizing a circle, or if you would like to work with a small group (1-2 persons) in your area to plan an event such as a non-residential Saturday or Friday evening-Saturday event, be in touch with us.   


Meet-ups

Under the auspices of Meetup.com, a worldwide network of affinity groups of all sorts, Jonathan’s Circle has meet-ups currently in Washington, DC,  Los Angeles, and Fresno, CA. Become a member of Meetup.com and join us. Meet-ups are one-off circles in that they always consist of small groups of men who belong to our meet-up group, but each meeting is on a distinct theme and the group is always “new.” In contrast, men in our brotherhood circles commit to meet over a period of 4 to 12 months.  



Bookmark this page for further information. Better still, subscribe to Circling in the sidebar on the home page for updates and news on events and circles. When registering for a brotherhood circle, to download a registration form (for Brotherhood Circles only) go here (link is inactive because none is currently accepting registrations). Fill out the form and either scan, or print and email, to frank@jonathanscircle.org


    

  informat  © Frank Dunn 2014