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GBA newsletter | March 2012

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Business and entertainment - canapes, cocktails and a crooner - read more

Is gay media too mainstream? - The changing face of our publications - read more

GBA Market Intelligence - New in-house equality training- 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 15 March 2012

Royal Aeronautical Society

6.30pm at
4 Hamilton Place, Picadilly, London W1J 7BQ

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival programme announced - 53 features and 67 shorts - 23 Mar-1 Apr  bfi.org.uk 24 Feb 12

Lesbian & Gay
Film Festival

23 Mar-1 Apr

Thursday 19 April 2012

The Gore Hotel

Brian Paddick
Guest of Honour

6.30pm at
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5EX

Thursday 17 May 2012


6.30pm at
4 Winsley Street, Oxford Circus.London W1W 8HF

Thursday 21 June 2012

Holiday Inn Camden Lock

6.30pm at
Penthouse Suite, at 30 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY

Thursday 26 July 2012

Sporty event

Venue tbc

Gay Pride Calendar 2012

Gay Pride Calendar 2012


Business and entertainment

Thursday 15 March 2012, from 6.30pm

Enjoy full hospitality at this week's event which is generously sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Dish Catering Ltd will provide canapes prior to the presentation
and food bowls afterwards with wines.

Liquor Lizard will provide the welcome drinks such as Lime Mojito's and Peach Margarita's

Michael Heaven

Also enjoy the UK Premiere of singer Michael Heaven

Michael is a crooner who will sing very appropriately songs that could make the Eurovision this year.

Among our speakers you can learn more about:

- Jonathan Byrne - RAS Introducing
- Barry Dew - St Stephen's Trust
- Robina Latham - Liquor Lizzard

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

Royal Aeronautical Society

GBA and GPN meeting Thursday 15 March 2012, 6.30pm

Royal Aeronautical Society
4 Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BQ



Liquor Lizard




Is gay media too mainstream?

As general-market media becomes more gay friendly, LGBT players are broadening their niche
adage.com 12 Mar 12

Logo TV

Logo abandons gay programming

Last week, the Logo network, which was the only gay-focused channel on the block, announced that it is officially dumping its LGBT programming for more mainstream fare.

Canadian GLBT magazine to discontinue running ads for hook-up websites on the grounds that they "sell sex"
xtra.ca 16 Feb 12
Chris Hughes facebook

Chris Hughes

The gay new-media guru who co-founded Facebook, buys The New Republic magazine
nytimes.com  10 Mar 12

And in the UK?
Tell us how you think these changes are affecting the UK's gay media: Feedback

"Keeping gay people ghettoized is an old idea"

Does niche content for gays hves enough profit potential for media companies?

Is catering to audiences' gay identity still the best way for marketers to reach this demographic?
adage.com 12 Mar 12



Stonewall endorses new training package for equality and diversity professionals - makes in-house training easier
stonewall.org.uk 7 Mar 12

Qsoft gaydar

Gaydar's parent company Qsoft

requests "significant cash investment" to develop globally
pinkpaper.com 8 Mar 12

Stonewall endorses new training package for equality and diversity professionals - makes in-house training easier
stonewall.org.uk 7 Mar 12

Jose Reina Jose Reina

Spanish TV ad with Liverpool footballer taken off following complaints the commercial was racist and homophobic
teamtalk.com | youtu.be 1 Mar 12 

Theresa May to give keynote speech at Stonewall Workplace Conference 2012
stonewall.org.uk 27 Feb 12

Met Police Officer Kevin Maxwell

wins discrimination case - tells tribunal colleagues bullied him and then attempted publicly to "out" his sexuality in a national newspaper
bbc.co.uk 22 Feb 12

Padddy Power transphobic advert

Paddy Power

is disappointed by decision of broadcasters to suspend its 'Lady's Day' ad, inviting viewers to 'spot the stallions from the mares'
thedrum.co.uk 23 Feb 12

NHS chiropodist who discriminated against homosexuals suspended for 12 months
bbc.co.uk 18 Feb 12

Christian hoteliers who turned away gay couple see business slump
caterersearch.com 16 Feb 12

Christian guest house owners have lost their appeal against gay discrimination
PA google.com
stonewall.org.uk 10 Feb 12

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


Original GLBT Expo and PASSPORT Magazine Travel Show, New York - 17-18 Mar
originalglbtexpo.com 9 Mar 12

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association global convention is in Florianopolis, Brazil - 12-14 Apr
igltaconvention.org 5 Mar 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

Pride in Business Expo sponsored by Hyundai and 7-Eleven in Los Angeles - 23-24 Jun
prideinbusinessexpo.com 8 Mar 12

National Business & Leadership Conference to be held in Chicago - 7-10 Aug
nglcc.org 22 Feb 12

Cancun to host gay International Business Expo - 6-9 Sep
mexicoexpolgbt.com 22 Feb 12


Ben & Jerry equal marriage

Apple-y Ever After - Ben & Jerry's renaming Apple Pie flavour to raise awareness about the importance of marriage equality
benjerry.co.uk 13 Mar 12

David Kuria

David Kuria is running as an out gay man for a Senate position in Kenya
vimeo.com 13 Mar 12

Airline's transsexual flight attendants: equality or gimmick?
theage.com.au 13 Mar 12

Gays reach high government offices in Latin America
usatoday.com 11 Mar 12

JPMorgan Chase presents Leadership Award at first annual StartOut LGBT Entrepreneurship Awards
marketwatch.com  10 Mar 12

'One Million Moms' gives up campaign against Ellen DeGeneres and JC Penney
lgbtqnation.com  10 Mar 12

The Economics of Gay Marriage - US tax benefits would be available to be spent on more productive pursuits
iberkshires.com 9 Mar 12

JCPenney rolling out the red carpet for
Ellen DeGeneres
- After standing by her, the retailer prepares a raft of Oscars night TV commercials
adweek.com | youtu.be 25 Feb 12

Tolerant cultures reaping the benefits from gay travelers
eturbonews.com 22 Feb 12

Toyota Camry 2012 Superbowl Ad - It's Reinvented

Reinvented - Possibly the first gay-friendly Superbowl ad is for the Toyota Camry
youtu.be 18 Feb 12

Being 'out' is not so harmful after all, finds Indian work survey
indiatimes.com 13 Feb 12

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