Bisexual Men Exist - Book launch with Vaneet Mehta (free event)
As part of our celebration for LGBTQ+ pride month 2023, we are so excited Vaneet Mehta has accepted our invitation to explore and celebrate his publication of Bisexual Men Exist at Aashna!
Time & Location
18 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 19:00
Aashna Counselling & Psychotherapy, 1 Castle Mews, London N12 9EH, UK
About the event
As part of our celebration for LGBTQ+ pride month 2023, we are so excited Vaneet Mehta has accepted our invitation to explore and celebrate his publication of Bisexual Men Exist - A Handbook for Bisexual, Pansexual and M-Spec Men (Hatchette 2023) at Aashna!
Vaneet Mehta (He/Him) is an Indian bisexual man born and raised in Southall, West London. He is a software engineer, writer and public speaker and the founder of #BisexualMenExist, which went viral in 2020.
Being a bisexual man isn’t easy – something Vaneet Mehta knows all too well. After spending more than a decade figuring out his identity, Vaneet’s coming out was met with questioning, ridicule and erasure. This experience inspired Vaneet to create the viral #BisexualMenExist campaign, combatting the hate and scepticism m-spec (multi-gender attracted spectrum) men encounter, and helping others who felt similarly alone and trapped.
This powerful book is an extension of that fight. Navigating a range of topics, including coming out, dating, relationships and health, Vaneet shares his own rich intersectional lived experience as well as personal stories from others in the community to help validate and uplift other bisexual men. Discussing the treatment of m-spec men in LGBTQ+ places, breaking down stereotypes, an imortant exploration of intersectionality and bisexuality and highlighting the importance of representation and education, this empowering book is a rallying call for m-spec men everywhere.
- 5 pm snacks and introductions
- 5.15 pm readings by Vaneet from Bisexual Men Exist and Q&A
- 6.15 pm mingle and book signings :)
- 7 pm close
Tickets are free. As with all Aashna gatherings, donations can be made to the Aashna+ service asshna.uk/aashnaplus via card payment on the day.
Your hosts are Pretish Raja-Helm, Shammi Kohli, Shoshi Asheri and Jamie Crabb. Aashna’s projects are a collaborative process of the Aashna Creative Team.
Therapists and trainees may wish to join us for Aashna's other Pride events on the day:
Bisexual Men Exist Free Ticket
This book launch is free. Donations to Aashna+ are welcome via card payment on the day https://www.aashna.uk/aashnaplus£0.00