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The LGBT professionals network for the UK

GBA newsletter | September 2012

Dear #FirstName#

October meeting - join us for drinks on a Wednesday for a change - read more

University Challenge - help in LGBT research for dissitations- read more

GBA Market Intelligence - what gay men drink, and what lesbians drink - read more


and benefit from GBA networking and share our resources.

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 15 November

The Rt Hon Iain Stewart MP
Venue tbc

Gay Pride Calendar 2012

Gay Pride Calendar 2012


At home in Kensington

Wednesday 17 October - 6.30pm (NB a change from our usual meeting day)

Kensington Hotel
Kensington Hotel

Kensington Hotel

109-113 Queen's Gate


Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 6pm for GBA members.

Wine and canapés will be served in a private room.

GBA members join GPN from 6.30pm for an evening of social and business networking with like-minded professionals.

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

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

Nick Herbert MP

Nick Herbert MP
will join our October meeting to say a few words

Other speakers lined up include:

Chris Smith will talk on howtomastersocialmedia

Dr Thomas Mueller on www.ayuwave.com

There are opportunities to speak for two minutes to promote your services.



International LGBTQ volunteer program

Would you be interested in joining a short-term team of volunteers contributing to long-term, comprehensive, general community projects on an international volunteer vacation that will also help create an environment that promotes understanding and mutual respect between people with different sexual orientations and gender identities?

If you are, please take the International LGBT Volunteer Program Survey - Since the program is in its development stage, your input would be greatly appreciated. It should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes of your time.

Contact: linda.schlapp@gmaill.com

LGBT Group at Exeter College, Oxford University

are looking for partners and sponsors to help promote and achieve our goals of organising welfare and social events as well as guest speakers for LGBT individuals and their allies in the university. Find out more, email adam.ward@exeter.ox.ac.uk

Research study in HIV fertility treatment and adoption

Tam Chipawe's study seeks to understand the experiences of people living with HIV accessing fertility treatment and/or adoption services. Study supported by Terrence Higgins Trust

We are still in the process of recruiting for this study and would like to reach as many participants as possible. If you or anyone of the service users whom you think may be interested please contact Tam Chipawe t.chipawe@surrey.ac.uk

Newcastle University Master's student survey

Oana Fotescu is esearching how Businesses ( small or large) are making use Social Media, either for promotional purposes, internal communication or customer relations. In order to gain a better understanding over this matter I have created a survey which is solemnly created as a research tool for my dissertation, and the information gained through it will be used only for this purpose. Contact: Oana Fotescu oana_fote@yahoo.com

Take survey

ILGA conference Dublin 2012

Advancing LGBTI equality in challenging economic times - ILGA-Europe conference in Dublin - 18-21 Oct
ilga-europe.org 8 Oct 12




Stonewall offers 17 gay role models to change the way we work

Pride Sports launches first UK LGBT sports club survey
openathletics.org 12 Oct 12

William Hague gay marriage

William Hague

- Conservative support for gay marriage reflects 'generational change' in society
telegraph.co.uk 10 Oct 12

Microsoft to be headline sponsor of the UK's largest Diversity Awards ceremony 2013
nationaldiversityawards.co.uk 10 Oct 12

Leslie Pilkington 'Psychotherapist who tried to 'cure' me of homosexuality has at last been struck off,' writes Patrick Strudwick
independent.co.uk 6 Oct 12

London 2018 Gay Games bid London

London seeks supporters

- to bring 2018 OutGames to the UK - from individuals, government, business, sports clubs, charities and cultural organisations
london2018.info 6 Oct 12

GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing - his death robbed the country of "one of our greatest minds"
guardian.co.uk 5 Oct 12

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Working_with_Older_LGBT_people stonewall

Working with older LGB people

- Stonewall guidance gives care and support services practical advice about how to meet the needs of older lesbian, gay and bisexual people
stonewall.org.uk 16 Sep 12

Community forum set up for Pride London 2013
facebook.com 28 Sep 12


One in 66 Britons is gay or bisexual - NOT one in ten, as previously thought: Office of National Statistics
dailymail.co.uk 30 Sep 12

Census Bureau establishes National Advisory Committee to look at counting the LGBT population
census.gov | buzzfeed.com 14 Oct 12

Gay Men Like Vodka statistics habits

Gay Men Like Vodka

Lesbians Love Tequila

- infographic compares gay men and women with their straight counterparts
target-10.com 10 Oct 12


No homosexuals allowed in Russian entrepreneurship program for aspiring business leaders
themoscowtimes.com 12 Oct 12

LGBT in the workplace in India

Creating Inclusive Workplaces
for LGBT Employees in India

- IBM, Goldman Sachs and Google to launch an LGBT resource guide for India Inc
indiatimes.com | Launch events 10 Oct 12




15 Advertisements that changed the way we think about gays and lesbians
businessinsider.com 14 Oct 12

Brisbane gay business network lands government grant to support marketing and events
starobserver.com.au 12 Oct 12

Group of masked men attacks gay club in Moscow - two people were hospitalized at 7freeday club
themoscowtimes.com 12 Oct 12

Gay Miami strip club, Swinging Richards, wins stunning victory against the City to allow naked dancers
southfloridagaynews.com | swingingrichards.com 11 Oct 12

Expedia gay marriage ad

Expedia gay marriage ad gets homophobic responses on Facebook
ibtimes.com | facebook.com 10 Oct 12

When will Hollywood come out the closet?
filmschoolrejects.com 10 Oct 12

Marriott launches ad campaign for gay and minority Business Travelers
hispanicbusiness.com 10 Oct 12

Madrid wins race to host 2017 World Gay Pride

Ban on all Moscow gay clubs sought by Orthodox believers - entice fragile members of society into the gay community
themoscowtimes.com 8 Oct 12

CEO decides not to move 'multimillion-dollar company' to Jacksonville due to anti-gay climate
southfloridagaynews.com 5 Oct 12

JC Penney Dads accept GLAAD award

JC Penney Dads accept GLAAD amplifier award, celebrating the best in LGBT inclusive advertising, marketing, and public relations
youtu.be 5 Oct 12





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