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The LGBT professionals network for the UK

GBA newsletter | November 2011

Dear #FirstName#

Got a new project to promote? - meet us at The Shadow Lounge - read more

Sports theme for History Month - attend the briefing on Mon 21 Nov - read more

GBA Market Intelligence - GT reaches 400th edition- read more


and benefit from GBA networking and share our resources.

DIARY 2011

Meetings with GPN are held on the third Thursday of the month

Thursday 17 November

LGBT Professional Network - GPN
Shadow Lounge


Got a new project to promote?

Thursday 17 November 2011

Testing new project you want to promote? Want to find some useful expert advice?

Come along to The Shadow Lounge in Soho and talk to like-minded entrepreneurs, and get some feedback from seasoned professionals who can help guide your new business to fruition.

Admission: Non-members and guests £10 - Register in advance

GBA members £5 - RSVP

GBA meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month.
Why not join our mailing list and we'll let you know.

The Shadow Lounge, Soho

The Shadow Lounge
5 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0RF


LGBT History Month 2012

Monday 21 November 2011 - 10am-10pm

register for this fantastic pre-launch event to be held at The Oval, with Equality in Sport workshops. LGBT History Month runs every year throughout February around the UK.
lgbthistorymonth.org.uk 6 Nov 11

- Q and A with the Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone discussing Sports Charter against Homophobia and Transphobia with experts from the DCMS and sports Bodies.

- Pink Triangle Theatre perform Show One hard hitting piece challenging homophobia.

- Updates form Rugby, Tennis and Cricket on what they have been doing to include LGBT people throughout the year.

- Pride Sports, The London Gay Men's chorus and news on up and coming international Gay Games, and all things LGBT for the London Olympics 2012

Register for each event

LGBT History Month 2012

The Kia Oval
Kennington, London SE11 5SS


School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London

Through our Pink Business Scheme, we offer free commercial law advice directly to charities, businesses, start-ups and social enterprises which focus on bringing a benefit to the LGBT community.

The Pink Business Scheme provided by the advice centre covers a range of commercial areas. This can be provided face to face or via email (depending on the type of query). Examples of the sorts of queries we deal with are:

Employment, Intellectual property, setting up a company, Commercial litigation. (Please note that charity law advice is not provided).

Contact: Julie Pinborough

Legal Advice Centre
Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

020 7882 3931


is a network of LGBT parliamentarians and staff in Parliament.

It aims to make LGBT role models more visible and accessible.

With advice from a cross party board we hold regular events for our members along with groups from outside Parliament.

Please get in touch: LGBT@parliament.uk



Guest house couple 'didn't discriminate against gays' - any sex outside marriage was "a sin"
thisisdevon.co.uk 9 Nov 11

London Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick pledges support to local gay businesses
pinkpaper.com 8 Nov 11

'Pink pound' contributes £6bn to UK economy - Despite recession LGBT still earn 23% above average
managementtoday.co.uk 3 Nov 11

As straight suits vied for business at Big Gay Lifestyle Show, is the gay community being short-changed?
metro.co.uk 3 Nov 11

New job site and careers guide for gay jobseekers launched by Stonewall
proudemployers.org.uk 21 Oct 11

Becoming a parent while juggling the demands of a high-pressure job is never easy, says City lawyer
thelawyer.com 19 Oct 11

Stonewall seeks new trustees with senior experience in communications, finance and audit, law, social policy and education - ref UAAHA
www.saxbam.com/jobs 17 Oct 11

Workplace Director to be recruited for Stonewall's London office
stonewall.org.uk 14 Oct 11



Gay retirement havens run into financial difficulty
nytimes.com 29 Oct 11

Absolut celebrates its 30 years of marketing to gay consumers
nytimes.com 27 Oct 11

IBM job advert giving gay applicants "extra points" stirs controversy in South Korea
economist.com 21 Oct 11


Peter Burton gay writer

Peter Burton
Writer and publisher who played a pioneering role in gay journalism
guardian.co.uk 9 Nov 11

First Out cafe bar
video montage of their last day
youtube.com 3 Nov 11

Gay Times GT 400

Gay Times - GT celebrates its 400th edition with Sir Ian McKellen and five other cover stars
gaytimes.co.uk 2 Nov 11

Colman an Smart trade marks and copyright

Colman and Smart Limited
Legal Advisors
Peter House, Oxford Street
M1 5AN
0161 209 3482

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Treasurer: Laurie Powell gilroy and brookes accountants

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