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GBA newsletter | January 2012

Dear #FirstName#

Got a new project to promote? - meet us at The Green Carnation - read more

Wanna be on telly? - new show offers investments to gay entrepreneurs - read more

GBA Market Intelligence - MI5 joins top gay-friendly employers- 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 19 January 2012

LGBT Professional Network - GPN

Green Carnation
5 Greek Street, Soho,
London W1D 4DD


Thursday 16 February 2012

Business in the community

Venue TBC


Got a new project to promote?

Thursday 19 January 2012

Testing new project you want to promote? Come along and talk to like-minded entrepreneurs.

A glass of wine will be served on arrival (between 7 and 8 pm) courtesy of The Green Carnation.

The raffle for a bottle of Champagne will be given on the evening, so bring your business cards.

A full menu available upstairs where once the proceeding are finished, you are invited to come and listen to the music of Carl Joseph.

VIP bands available for The Shadow Lounge afterwards.

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

Green Carnation soho

GBA meeting Thursday 19 January 2012, 7pm

Green Carnation
5 Greek Street
Soho, London W1D 4DD.
Tel 020 8123 4267


Entrepreneurs wanted for TV show

Twofour Broadcast are currently seeking budding entrepreneurs to take part in a brand new, primetime television show for a major UK broadcaster.

We're looking for people with great business ideas who have the personality and skills to become a future tycoon!

Contestants will have the opportunity to win a sizable investment for their idea, from one of the country's top businessmen.

It might be that you have just set up your dream business but want some extra help or you have a great idea that is not yet off the ground.

Contact 0207 438 1960 | business@twofour.co.uk


Last chapter

Rainbow Library books

A look at LGBT bookstores around the world - these gay havens are barely hanging on by a thread
gays the word 10 Jan 12


Ernst & Young tops Stonewall's 2012 list of gay-friendly employers in UK - MI5 enters Top 100 for the first time
stonewall.org.uk 11 Jan 12

People with great business ideas - future tycoons wanted for new primetime TV show
Be A Star on TV 11 Jan 12

Obscenity trial of the decade - clarifies the law on the representation of gay fisting, water sports and BDSM
obscenitylawyer.blogspot.com 7 Jan 12

Liverpool council scales back 'bar ban plan' for city centre
liverpoolecho.co.uk 5 Jan 12

How do I turn down an unwanted admirer without the office finding out I'm gay?
telegraph.co.uk 8 Jan 12

Religious groups boycott Tesco after senior executive described Christians as "evil" for opposing gay marriage
telegraph.co.uk 19 Dec 11

Gareth Thomas sets up legal recruiting firm in London with his new boyfriend Sean Smith
outsports.com 19 Dec 11

West End parking fees are madness, Mary Portas tells No.10
thisislondon.co.uk 14 Dec 11

Gay business club Halcyon meets Michael Cashman MEP in Birmingham - Thu 26 Jan
halcyonnetwork.com 6 Dec 11

Gay security guard wins compensation after colleagues write 'mincer' on high-vis jacket
telegraph.co.uk 3 Dec 11

Gay-friendly pub to reopen in Bath under original Bath Tap name
thisisbath.co.uk 2 Dec 11

Transsexuals who are open about their gender identity have greater job satisfaction
medicalnewstoday.com 21 Nov 11

Confused.com launches gay and lesbian motor insurance brand 'Pink Pound' on its insurance panel
ukprwire.com 16 Nov 11



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



Corporate Equality Index 2012 - HRC lists the 'best places for LGBT people to work in USA'
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.GAY domain supported by Gay Business Association in the UK
facebook.com | gba.org.uk 7 Dec 11

Porn sites sue internet regulator over .xxx web address
bbc.co.uk 22 Nov 111

NGLCC new logo NGLCC Debuts New Logo - represents our three main communities--corporate partners, affiliate leaders, and certified suppliers - and how they work together to find opportunities
nglcc.org 9 Dec 11

Charles Lamb Allen

Charles Lamb Allen, CBE, receives Knighthood for services to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Businessman with senior positions at ITV, Global Radio, and more.

Jeffrey Dudgeon

Jeffrey Dudgeon recieves MBE for services to the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. He took the court case that eventually saw homosexuality decriminalised in Northern Ireland in 1982

Jess Wood

Jess Wood receives MBE for services to LGBT and Young People in Brighton and Hove. Founder and Director of Allsorts which empowers young people who are unsure about their sexual orientation and/ or gender identity

PC Jan Hamilton transgender

PC Jan Hamilton - Sex-change officer quits police - after learning she'll get WPC's pension

Lawrence Barton

Birmingham Pride director Lawrence Barton buys gay club The Nightingale

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