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The LGBT professionals network for the UK

GBA newsletter | December 2012

Dear #FirstName#

New Year: New Business - join us for drinks in January in Chelsea - read more

Help for small businesses - UK government offers financial support - read more

Boris and Pride London - plus the latest LGBT market research- read more


and benefit from GBA networking and share our resources.

DIARY 2013

Thursday 17 January 2013
Beaufort House Club
354 Kings Road
Chelsea, London

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Promote your business with a training event

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Gay Pride Calendar 2013


New Year : New Business

Our next meeting is on Thursday 17 January 2013

GBA members join GPN from 6.30pm for an evening of social and business networking with like-minded professionals. There are opportunities to speak for two minutes to promote your services.

In January we meet at the uber chic Beaufort House in Chelsea in Kings Road, next to Bluebird Restaurant. Take bus 22 a few stops from Sloane Square.

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

As usual expect a mix of great people and conversation to make meaningful social and business contacts. Do bring your business cards for the raffle and to network.

Register for admission:
Members, non-members and guests £10 - Register in advance

Beaufort House

Beaufort House Club
354 Kings Road


Photos from previous meetings: gaypronet.ning.com


£110 million to help small businesses

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced that £110 million of new funding will be made available to help small businesses struggling to access credit. Through a scheme called the Business Finance Partnership, £55 million of Government funding has been pledged to peer-to-peer lenders and other finance suppliers. Match-funding from the private sector is expected to lever in a minimum of £55 million, making at least £110 million available to lend to small businesses over the coming years.
London Business Network

Twenty-five contracts have been added to tendering site for Olympic Legacy and other work

Survey of sexual violation

Sussex-based charity Mankind Counselling has found there is a lack of understanding of the level and unique nature of sexual abuse of people within LGBT communities. Working in partnership with the University of Brighton, they have created an innovative online survey to address this important issue.

Please take part here: uklgbtsurvey.org

Martyn Sullivan
01273 510700

LGBT History Month

Buy Resources
We are fast approaching LGB&T History Month, which falls each February and presents us with an important opportunity to raise awareness of the inclusion of LGB&T (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) people in our service provision and strategic planning.

Tel 020 8509 3898



Pride London

Boris's officials stepped in to save Pride London concert
mayorwatch.co.uk 20 Dec 12

Boris adviser: We almost pulled funding for World Pride 2012
pinknews.co.uk 20 Dec 12

London's Olympic Stadium in bid to host Gay Games of 2018
independent.co.uk 16 Dec 12

Golden Eye porn producer seeks to widen piracy blitz - offering its services to other rights holders
bbc.co.uk 28 Dec 12

UK Heritage Lottery Fund grant will allow the gay Jewish community to research and archive its colourful roots
haaretz.com 28 Dec 12

London's gay charities lose 20% of their staff - funding crisis in London's LGBT sector
gaystarnews.com 19 Dec 12

Basil Newby Funny Girls

Basil Newby

- owner of Flamingo and Funny Girls in Blackpool shares his experiences with Suleyman Demir, millionaire owner of the famous Halikarnas nightclub in Turkey's fashionable Bodrum resort
- BBC Radio 4
bbc_iPlayer 14 Dec 12

3D penis print-outs are the future of dildos
huffingtonpost.com 10 Dec 12

Manchester Pride 2012 raises £52,000 for good causes - down by 50% on 2011 because of rain
manchesterpride.com 6 Dec 12

European Diversity Awards will count Barclays Bank director as the new Chair of Judges for 2013
europeandiversityawards.com 4 Dec 12

G-A-Y breaks HIV testing record - 745 people in eight hours, six people tested positive at 56 Dean Street clinic. £7450 Will be donated to EJAF
bbc.co.uk 2 Dec 12

John Crawford

John Crawford

- fights to clear gay criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s, says it has lost him job opportunities throughout his life
bbc.co.uk 28 Nov 12

GlaxoSmithKline to pay 197,000 euros to man who claimed its Parkinson's drug turned him into a gay sex addict
yahoo.com 28 Nov 12

Louis Walsh The Sun

Louis Walsh

- X Factor judge settles 500,000 euro (£403,500) defamation case after The Sun ran a false story that he sexually assaulted a man in Dublin toilet
bbc.co.uk 28 Nov 12

5 top tips to tackle homophobic bullying in the workplace
lgf.org.uk 19 Nov 12

As the most senior gay woman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Julia Hoggett has become a role model for others like her, despite her natural reticence
gaystarnews.com 23 Nov 12


NGLCC cgay chamber of commerce

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

National Business & Leadership Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas
30 Jul-2 Aug 2013


Chance Mitchell and
Justin Nelson

- set up the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 10 years ago, and now have 15 staff


UK Government launches new web site for small businesses:
Market research for your business

Prudential study finds LGBT community in USA in relatively good financial health; retirement a major concern, along with a lack of Social Security survivor benefits

- gay household income $61,500, above the median U.S. household income of $50,000

- lesbians have higher household income than gay men ($63,700 vs. $62,300)

- 61% LGBT individuals see their financial planning needs to be different from the general population

- 90% LGBT individuals never had a financial professional contact them about their specific LGBT financial planning needs.

prudential.com 7 Dec 12

Corporate Equality Index

Corporate Equality Index

- saw the largest growth in the survey's historywith 54 new businesses opting in for 2013, rating U.S. employers on their LGBT policies
hrc.org 15 Nov 12


Apple CEO's pay takes big hit vs. record '11 package
reuters.com 27 Dec 12

European Parliament's annual report on human rights focuses on sexual orientation and gender identity
lgbt-ep.eu 13 Dec 12

Out on the Street London: Are LGBT Rights Good for Business? Report of November Summit
edgeonthenet.com 13 Dec 12

Azerbaijan bans accreditation of spouses and partners of gay marriages of diplomats
abc.az 7 Dec 12

San Francisco commits funds for LGBT senior housing project

Ellen Degeneres' first JC Penny Christmas commercial upsets One Million Mums
youtu.be | onemillionmoms.com 7 Dec 12

Gay Polish man wins discrimination case against Danish supermarket Netto - Manager called me a male bitch
thenews.pl 5 Dec 12

Two cities shortlisted in bid to host World Out Games 2017
gaystarnews.com 4 Dec 12

Chinese job site removes ad favoring gays
shanghaidaily.com 29 Nov 12

Mimi Imfirst

Carnival drag cruise Apparently, if you own a gay business, you have the right to discern what and what isn't discrimination.
newnownext.com 28 Nov 12

Boeing to deny Equal Pension Benefits to gay married couples: report
huffingtonpost.com 23 Nov 12

Twin Peaks bar San Francisco

Twin Peaks Tavern is being made a San Francisco landmark - was first to have floor-to-ceiling windows
queerty.com 20 Nov 12

Gay Key West business owner kills himself because Obama re-elected
sunshinestatenews.com 15 Nov 12

Gay business leader arrested for late night entry into male neighbor's apartment
lgbtqnation.com 15 Nov 12

Judge William Thomas

Judge William Thomas - Obama nominates out gay black judge to Federal Bench
buzzfeed.com 15 Nov 12

Gay-rights groups push Obama for executive order on discrimination by federal contractors
thehill.com 13 Nov 12


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