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Gay Business Association

The LGBT professionals network for the UK

GBA newsletter | February 2012

Dear #FirstName#

Business in the community - how do we work together in a recession - read more

Do you run a restaurant? - Marco Pierre White;s new show seeks partners - read more

GBA Market Intelligence - Brighton Pride finances shock - read more


and benefit from GBA networking and share our resources.

DIARY 2012

GBA meetings with GPN are held on the third Thursday of the month

Join our mailing list and we'll remind you when and where

Thursday 16 February 2012

Business in the community

Apres London
31 Duke St, Marylebone, London, W1U 1LG

Thursday 16 February 2012

Halcyon Bristol

Targeting for Success, 6.30pm at Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY

Thursday 15 March 2012

Brian Paddick
Guest of Honour

Royal Aeronautical Society

4 Hamilton Place, Picadilly, London W1J 7BQ

Thursday 19 April 2012

The Gore Hotel

190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5EX

Thursday 17 May 2012


4 Winsley Street, Oxford Circus.London W1W 8HF

Thursday 21 June 2012

Holiday Inn Camden Lock

Penthouse Suite, at 30 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY

Thursday 26 July 2012

Sporty event

Venue tbc


Business in the Community

Thursday 16 February 2012

The links between business and the community were essential for the first gay rights campaigns.

In the early days it was gay owned businesses that supported pride marches. But this has changed, with major pride events now so expensive that mainstream support is essential.

Come along and talk to like-minded entrepreneurs, and find out how businesses and LGBT-focused organisations are working together.

VIP bands available for The Shadow Lounge afterwards.

Non-members and guests £10 - Register in advance
GBA members £5 - RSVP

Apres London

GBA and GPN meeting Thursday 16 February 2012, 7pm

Apres London
31 Duke St, Marylebone, London, W1U 1LG


National Diversity Awards 2012

The Diversity Group are looking for nominations for an Entrepreneurial of Excellence Award for LGBT

The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black tie event held in The Midland Hotel, Manchester on the 21st September, 2012, which celebrates the achievements of people from underrepresented backgrounds and also recognises contributions made by individuals or groups from diverse communities.

The Award categories include: Positive Role Model, Community Organisation, Diverse Company, Entrepreneurial of Excellence or Life time Achiever award.

Make a nomination

Emma Houghton
National Diversity Awards 2012
29-31 Seymour Terrace, Seymour Street, Liverpool, L3 5PE.
0151 708 5775

Kitchen Wars

Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White's new Channel 5 series is looking for partnerships who run a restaurant together, with the format designed to test their culinary skills and teamwork!

Contact Davinia Richardson restaurant@five.tv

More TV opportunities



Pride (South East), which has been running Pride in Brighton and Hove, to cease trading
gscene.com 7 Feb 12

Gay bankers who go to Dubai 'could have penis lopped off' - Ken Livingstone
metro.co.uk 10 Feb 12

Survey on discrimination against and victimisation of LGBT people, being launched across Europe
europa.eu 10 Feb 12

Why is Hebden Bridge the lesbian capital? Certain areas of the UK have greater concentrations of gay people and lesbians living there. But why?
bbc.co.uk 10 Feb 12
Gay Research

WorldPride comes to London - 150 days to go, registration now open
pridelondon.org 9 Feb 12

Barclays named most gay-friendly Scottish employer on Stonewall Scotland 2012 list
stonewallscotland.org.uk 9 Feb 12

Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook celebrates an amazing six million hits
taboojive.com 8 Feb 12

Home Businesses tv pilot looking for LGBT characters who run businesses from home around the UK
gaytoz Star on TV 3 Feb 12

Lawyer wins gay discrimination claim against London law firm, accused of selecting 'batty boy' barristers
equalityhumanrights.com 3 Feb 12


Big Time Fraud?

asks The Canary News in an investigation into Mantrav gay holiday firm

Canary News Edition 62
thecanarynews.com 31 Jan 12

Strip night under threat - 600 sign petition saying the White Swan, in East London, should be excluded from Tower Hamlets sex establishment consultation
bbc.co.uk | Sign Petition 26 Jan 12

Gareth Thomas gay rugby star raises glass to £7m takeover of Turbo drinks company
walesonline.co.uk 18 Jan 12

Facebook says it didn't 'destroy the life of a young man' - when homophobic parents spotted targetted ads
forbes.com 13 Jan 12

Ernst & Young is UK's top gay employer. A sign that LGBT issues are now officially mainstream?
managementtoday.co.uk 12 Jan 12



CMI Marketing Conference

LGBT Marketing Conference

Comprehensive research, advertising, marketing, and communications forum, helping you better understand and serve gay and lesbian consumers
New York Fri 27 Apr
communitymarketinginc 5 Jan 12

Transgender groups criticise tampon ad ruling - like "spitting in the face" of those trying to stop violence
ninemsn.com.au 31 Jan 12



Could gay porn lawsuit mark the end of free Wi-Fi hotspots?
daniweb.com 12 Feb 12

Obama raises $1.4 million from LGBT donors
metroweekly.com 11 Feb 12

Indie Soap Awards partners with National Gay Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce - many nominees are LGBT
welovesoaps.net 11 Feb 12

Prudential's law department wins National LGBT Bar Association's Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award
law.com 4 Feb 12

Gay community rallies at Starbucks to say 'thanks'
seattlepi.com 4 Feb 12

22,500 thank J.C. Penney for choosing Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson
glaad.org 3 Feb 12

MGM Resorts International expands supplier diversity program to LGBT-owned businesses
marketwatch.com 3 Feb 12

Maxim Kupreev

Maxim Kupreev - Russian airline Aeroflot forces gay flight attendant to marry a woman
back2stonewall.com 30 Jan 12


Outwrite Bookstore in midtown Atlanta has closed after 18 years - customers tell stories about how they came out at Outwrite
publicbroadcasting.net 27 Jan 12

Microsoft, and six other companies, send letter of support for gay marriage to Washington State legislation
seattletimes.nwsource.com 20 Jan 12

Home Depot denies folding to anti-gay group's boycott - we have never changed our commitment to diversity
back2stonewall.com 18 Jan 12


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