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Our next meetings

Thursday 23 November 2017
6:00-9:30 pm - please note earlier start time.

The Civil Service Club
13/15 Great Scotland Yard
London SW1A 2HJ MAP

In November our Guest Speaker is Stuart Hopps who will present his first book, "The Rainbow Conspiracy".

Rainbow Conspiracy Stuart Hopps

From a chance encounter with a lifeguard on the beach in Cape Cod, attraction blooms for the young Clive Spoke. The U.S. of the late 60s offers freedoms he has not yet tasted in Britain, and ex-Marine Dennis Montrose is happy to oblige. Years later, now an eminent theatrical agent, Clive is devastated to learn of the early death of that first. Rushing to the U.S. to comfort Dennis’ partner he finds there is more to this untimely death than originally thought. With his PA, Shirley Morris, by his side, Clive sets out to investigate and
uncovers a devastating conspiracy aimed at the gay community.

Stuart Hopps is an award-winning choreographer who has worked on major feature films, including
The Wicker Man, with directors such as Kenneth Branagh and Ang Lee. He has also produced work
for the Royal Opera House and most recently, a production of Eugene Onegin for the Welsh National Opera.

Registration £10 for GBA members
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Our previous meeting on 18 July at Smollensky's on the Strand featured a speaker and discussion on the:

50th Anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in UK

Peter Scott-Presland

Peter Scott-Presland, director of Homo Promos Theatre Company and author of several books spoke about the 50th Anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in UK.

Previous meetings


Future meetings

GBA and GPN meetings in London are usually held on the Third Thursday of the month in changing venues.

Read about our previous meetings here

We would like to hold meetings outside of London. If you'd like to help, please contact Steve


Market Intelligence
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50 years after decriminalisation, over 40% of Brits believe gay sex is unnatural
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One in five had their sexual orientation disclosed against their will
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Nearly 50 per cent of LGBT pupils bullied at school, report finds Nearly 50 per cent of LGBT pupils bullied at school, report finds
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BBC LGBT staff Percentage of LGBT staff at BBC six times higher than in population?
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UNWTO releases 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism UNWTO releases 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism
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LGBT relationships are illegal in 74 countries, research finds LGBT relationships are illegal in 74 countries, research finds
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Bisexual men 'earn 30% less than gay colleagues' Bisexual men 'earn 30% less than gay colleagues'
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Bisexual identity overtaking gay and lesbian in Britain, official stats show Bisexual identity overtaking gay and lesbian in Britain, official stats show
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Embracing Diversity and Ending Bullying Diversity Role Models workshops have now reached 34,816 young people in the UK
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Is this the start of the end for homophobia in the construction industry? 63% of people in the construction industry - and 85% of contractors - have witnessed homophobia
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Six countries making progress on LGBT rights Six countries making progress on LGBT rights
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Workplace Equality Index 2016 UK: Workplace Equality Index 2016
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407 major businesses earn 100% in "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" 407 major businesses earn 100% in "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality"
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HRC Foundation's US study Degrees of Equality Bisexual visibility in the workplace
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Sexual identity data from the UK's Integrated Household Survey 2014
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Middle class Britons 60 per cent more likely to admit to being gay Middle class Britons 60% more likely to admit to being gay
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PornHub survey Women prefer watching gay porn to straight porn
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The Observer British sex survey 2014 16% UK think gay sex should be made illegal
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Good place to live UK considered fifth best place for LGBT people to live
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Pew Research attitudes to homosexuality British are sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality
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Kevin Spacey faces 20 new 'sex pest' claims from his time at Old Vic The Old Vic now engaged in the process of healing and prevention
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Government urged to change law that ‘outs’ transgender business people Government urged to change law that ‘outs’ transgender business people
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Just a handful of Facebook likes can tell if you are gay or straight Just a handful of Facebook likes can tell if you are gay or straight, study says
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Boost in gay couples adopting children Boost in gay couples adopting children 'is relieving strain on UK care system'
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International
NGLCC renamed “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce” NGLCC renamed “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce”
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LGBTI groups celebrate end of Mugabe's reign in Zimbabwe LGBTI groups celebrate end of Mugabe's reign in Zimbabwe
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Lambda Legal asks SCOTUS to hear gay bias case Lambda Legal asks SCOTUS to hear gay bias case despite employer's absence
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Kenya’s chief censor has claws out for gay pride Kenya’s chief censor has claws out for gay pride
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Australia ‘Weeks Away’ From Legalizing Gay Marriage Australia ‘weeks away’ from legalizing Gay Marriage
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People
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Anti-LGBTQ politician wes goodman Anti-LGBTQ politician 'looked for gay meet-ups on Craigslist'
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Employment

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Stonewall launchs new LGBT careers guide Stonewall launchs new LGBT careers guide
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Talent Action Plan Government 'Talent Action Plan' aims to remove barriers for LGBT talent in Civil Service
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Gay Police Association experienced discrimination Gay police officers still fear for their careers, poll shows
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Anna Einarsdóttir Gay prejudice? still common in the workplace, says Hull study
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Jobs Fairs] Gay applicants 40% less likely to be offered a job interview
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Institution of Engineering and Technology Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career
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LGB discromination at work LGB workers twice as likely to experience discrimination at work
mbs.ac.uk 31 Jan 14


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