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GBA newsletter | May 2012

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Business and art - find out what three famous artists have in common at our next meeting- read more

How are you marketing your business? - Different opportunities to stand out - read more

GBA Market Intelligence - Government recognises the importance of the LGBT market- read more


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DIARY 2012

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

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

Thursday 17 May 2012


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

Thursday 14 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


A Thousand Miles of History

Thursday 17 May 2012, from 6.30pm

At Chinawhite, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF Map

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Our guest speaker is Harold Findley

Harold will talk about A Thousand Miles of History. which will open in Autumn. The piece is about the relationship between artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. It's a real 80s extravaganza!


Jean-Michel Basquiat Jean-Michel Basquiat David Hockney David Hockney pool Keith Haring Keith Haring coming out day

Come along and talk to like-minded entrepreneurs at our meeting with the Gay Professional Network. Find out how businesses and LGBT-focused organisations are working together.

Venue: Chinawhite

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

VIP bands available if you want to go on to The Shadow Lounge afterwards.


Venue: Chinawhite, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF

Whilst other venues enjoy brief moments as the new "hotspot of London", Chinawhite is firmly established as one of London's most timeless, famous and aspirational members' clubs- presiding alongside top nightclub brands the world over.


GBA and GPN usually meet on the third Thursday of the month at 6.30pm



Do gay men make the best bosses?

Why gay men make the best bosses
details.com 4 May 12

Sorry Details, gay men don't make the best bosses
queerty.com 4 May 12

Tell us what you think

Gay men make best bosses


Furniture for Pride London's Soho office

Pride London has now moved into its very own office in the heart of Soho! Located at 22 Peter Street we have an amazing space that was previously a shop and consists of a large shop floor, spacious office and kitchen. We are looking for some office chairs, folding chairs for trainings and tables.

If anyone has surplus furniture, contact: Steve Erskine steve@pridelondon.org
Tel 07786 526153

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Soren Hellerup is looking for sponsors to support a revival of this famous 1967 film for WorldPride in July, and then to transfer in Portuguese to Brazil.

"For me it is not just a play about gay or lesbians - but about having the human right to love and be with whom ever you want," says Soren. Publicity and credits available for sponsors.

Contact: shellerup@yahoo.com

PG Europe stock for sale

Long-time GBA member PG Europe hasn't been operating since the founder Prudence died last year. Her partner Gay is trying to sell off the remaining stock and close it down completely.

They specialised in gifts, books, rainbow flags and novelties, and the products were always popular at their stalls at gay pride events up and down the country. Maybe a pride group could use the stock for fundraising?

Contact Gay Jones at pride@pgeurope.co.uk

Map of lesbian and gay rights in the world

ILGA is inviting organizations to print a map locally and to use the opportunity to advertise activities on the back of the map. Here are a few examples of how the map was used in the past.
Example 1
| Example 2 | Example 3

Contact Stephen Barris: stephenbarris@ilga.org

Support NAT's Spring Awakening

Every May the National AIDS Trust, the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV, holds a major fundrasising event - Spring Awakening.

This year 's event will be held on 17 May in the exclusive central London location, 11 Cavendish Square - and will be attended by over 175 guests from the world of business, fashion and the media.

We are happy to tailor a package of support for any businesses needs.

Contact Danielle Adam Danielle.adam@nat.org.uk

Ex-gay bus poster

Boris Johnson faces legal action over banned anti-gay bus adverts -
guardian.co.uk 25 Apr

Attitude magazine drops "adult" ads
xtra.ca 27 Mar 12

Advertising Standards Authority to assess claim Coalition for Marriage ad 'misleads' readers
pinknews.co.uk 3 Apr

Ray Ban gay couple never hide

Ray-Ban includes a 1940s image of a male couple holding hands in its print advertising
queerty.com 27 Apr



Theresa May Stonewall Workplace Conference

Theresa May

- Home Secretary said businesses could not afford to ignore the £70 billion-strong lesbian, gay and bisexual market at the Stonewall Workplace Conference
stonewall.org.uk 20 Apr 12

Beth Brookes Ernst and Young

Beth Brooke: Coming Out to Ernst & Young

- No. 100 on the Forbes' list of the world's most powerful women
forbes.com | youtu.be 21 Apr 12

Sh 20th birthday erotic store

Sh! erotic store

- celebrated its 20th anniversary as the founders Kathryn Hoyle and Sophie Walters partied with their glamorous Sh! girls
sh-womenstore.com 13 Apr 12

Herbert Howe

Herbert Howe

- local hairstylist, who was standing as an independent for Mayor of Liverpool, has withdrawn because of the "viperous attitude" of local politics
bbc.co.uk 31 Mar 12

Peter Lawrence and Don Gallagher

Peter Lawrence and Don Gallagher

- A gay banker has won his appeal against a decision to award his former partner £1.7m of the couple's wealth, after civil partnership dissolved
sky.com 30 Mar 12

Bling Rhino for gay Birmingham

Gay Rhino

- Birmingham City Council pays £10k to help fund 'Gay Rhino' project to mark the entry to the city's Gay Village
birminghammail.net | facebook.com 27 Mar 12

New law enables men to erase archaic anti-gay convictions for consensual gay sex
stonewall.org.uk 1 May 12

Priscillas in Edinburgh could be set for a new lease of life just weeks after its shock closure
scotsman.com 3 May 12

Doctors who refuse to provide 'sex change' operations could be struck off, under draft GMC guidance
christian.org.uk 28 Apr 12

Plea to save London's Black Cap pub - former GBA member may be turned into flats
25 Apr 12

Barclays pioneers first mobile app for lesbian and gay staff
pinkpaper.com 22 Apr 12

London's Mayor bans anti-gay bus ads Work pushed 'reparative therapy' for gay Christians

O2 to "co-operate fully" with High Court order to hand customer details over to a porn company
bbc.co.uk 28 Mar 12

London 2012 head of diversity Stephen Frost vows 'to use the power of the Games for change'
theglobeandmail.com 25 Mar 12

Petitions are going viral, sometimes to great success
npr.org 17 Mar 12


Out on the Street is the first LGBT leadership summit for Wall Street - Wed 2 May
outonthestreet.org 27 Apr 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

Bogota hosts Colombia's first gay trade show - 14-15 Sep

It Gets Better - Harvard Business School

A message from the LGBT students at Harvard Business School.
youtu.be | Harvard LGBT Club 21 Apr 12


All 50 US states - have openly LGBT elected officials for the first time
washingtonblade.com 28 Apr 12

Forty Under 40 - the LGBT architects of the next decade
advocate.com 28 Apr 12

Top 36 Power List - Tim Cook, Apple CEO heads OUT magazine's 'Power List' of world's influential gay people
out.com 28 Apr 12


Goldman Sachs lost at least one client because of its pro-gay stance, Wall Street group hears
ft.com | businessweek.com 3 May 12

The outsourcing of OUT Magazine: How employers can legally strip your job of benefits
aol.com 1 May 12

Logo TV channel to remain gay, but network will broaden focus
huffingtonpost.com 21 Apr 12

Rich Ross Disney

Rich Ross - first openly gay chairman at a Hollywood studio - Walt Disney Studios - resigns after John Carter debacle
altfg.com 21 Apr 12

Anheuser-Busch warns Ultimate Fighting Championship about fighters' sexist, homophobic comments
adage.com 27 Apr 12

Gay travel association accused of unethical conduct
metroweekly.com 27 Apr 12

OUT Magazine lays off entire editorial staff but editor wants to hire 'most' back into his new start-up
capitalnewyork.com 19 Apr 12

Credit union expands partnership with LGBT network
newsday.com 21 Apr 12

Obama won't sign gay non-discrimination order to address discrimination among federal contractors
politico.com 12 Apr 12

Why we should care about LGBT entrepreneurs - new group mentors start-ups
gay.net | startout.org 5 Apr 12

Abercrombie & Fitch gay kiss

Abercrombie & Fitch says Bruce Weber gay wrestling videos aren't theirs
businessinsider.com 31 Mar 12

Gay business owners need life insurance
washingtonblade.com 6 Apr 12

Anti-gay businesses shouldn't have to sell to gay people, says Family Research Council
equalitymatters.org 3 Apr 12

Is a gay company endangering gay customers - by selling cruise ship holidays to homophobic locales?
care2.com 29 Mar 12

Michael Kirby - High-profile gay Australians should come out of the closet, says retired High Court judge
heraldsun.com.au 28 Mar 12

Alan Joyce Quantas

Alan Joyce - gay CEO of Quantas on cancer, coming out, and his 'modest' $5m pay
heraldsun.com.au 21 Mar 12

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