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Our next meeting

Thursday 21 August 2014

London Mural at Leon de Bruxells

Leon de Bruxelles, 24 Cambridge Circus, Soho, London WC2H 8AA MAP

On the 21st August we join GPN for another vibrant networking evening at Leon de Bruxelles. Wines and Nibbles will be served.

Profile of people attending are: Doctors, Lawyers, Bankers, Hedge Funds Owner, Property Developers, CEO of Top FTSE Companies in the world, Diplomats, Actors, Entrepreneur, Singers, Models and others in the entertainment and communication industry, some are students too aspiring to network with people in the know and others looking at their next step in their careers. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.

During the course of the evening you have the opportunity to promote your business or yourself, please indicate that you wish to do so on the registration page.

Do bring your business cards for the raffle and to network.

Admission £10
Register in advance

Recent meetings

Gaydio reaches an affluent audience

Leon des Bruxells meeting on 17 July 2014

At our July meetings we heard about radio station gaydio which is available online, on DAB in London and Brighton, and 88.4FM in Manchester. We also heard about Next Fall play at Southwark Playhouse about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The production has already got 95% of the funding needed.

From other members we heard; how IT experts can solve your office network problems; how body language and voice expert anna_ostergren can help improve your presentations and business pitches; the spectaclular Soho cabaret boylexe; and how the Mayfair PR agency is pushing the gender boundaries in modelling and fashion.

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

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Finding Motivation from Within
Finding Motivation

A new event series of talks held at the Court House hotel, Soho. Speaker Duncan Slater will help you discover how leaders keep themselves motivated, even in dark times
- Tue 12 Aug. Tickets £75 - Use discount code: GBA15 for 15% GBA / GPN members discount

News headlines

Barak Obama Obama finally ready to sign Executive Order targeting LGBT job discrimination
Nick Boles takes on Equal Marriage Gay MP Nick Boles' new brief will include equal marriage implementation
Antony Jenkins Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins on why the bank is the headline sponsor of Pride in London
Suzette Davenport 'I'm gay' says Gloucestershire Chief Constable Suzette Davenport
Lord Mayor Alderman Fiona Woolf Lord Mayor of London: Homophobia still exists in the City and is bad for business

Pride Calendar 2014 Sponsorship of US gay pride parades on the rise more
NGLCC White House to support LGBT business owners in developing countries more

Tim Cook Corporate America doesn't have any openly gay CEOs. Or does it?

Love is Great LGBT visit Britain campaign
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The first LGBT market campaign in four years by VisitBritain launches - with extensive marketing and communications throughout the US market | 28 Mar 14


Stonewall Worplace conference 2014 Stonewall Workplace Conference to be held in Manchester for third time - Thu 5 Jun

LGB workers twice as likely to experience discrimination at work
Plymouth University and the Manchester Business School survey shows one in 10 LGBs had been subjected to discrimination in the last 12 months, as opposed to one in 20 heterosexuals 31 Jan 14
LGB discromination at work

Stonewall launches campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia 'once and for all'
650 bus and 4,000 tube adverts will run throughout January in response to YouGov polling which shows that in the last five years 2.4m people of working age have witnessed verbal homophobic bullying at work 13 Jan 14

Workplace Equality Index 2014

Britain's best employers for LGB staff

Stonewall's Top 100 Employers 2014:
1. Gentoo
2. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
3. The Co-operative
4. Accenture
5. EY
Stonewall's Top 100 15 Jan 14

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