Gay Business Association UK FOCUS Newsletter FEBRUARY 2014
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Bum Gun

Stonewall Equality Walk

Orbis solicitors

Evolution osteopathy

Villages active retiremenet village


BabyBloom

Thursday 20 February 2014
6.30-10pm

Positive East

Positive East, 159 Mile End Road
Stepney Green, London E1 4AQ
MAP

Join GBA and GPN on Thursday 20 February when we are going East to Positive East. Paul Fleming will be speaking about the Charity and its work. There is no licensed bar at the venue but donations will be accepted for drinks and nibbles provided.

Expect a mix of great people and conversation to make meaningful social and business contacts.

Admission £20
Register in advance


GBA offers

Bright Night for LGBT mental health charity PACE

PACE's first ever fundraising event

The night will feature GBA member PACE's new Patron, Will Young, and comedian Jen Brister. There will be an auction, fizz, a PACE cocktail and resident DJ.

All the funds raised on the night will help to keep vital PACE services in LGBT mental health going during 2014 and beyond.

Café de Paris on Thursday 27 February 2014
Tickets from £55 or £120 for VIP tickets


Parade groups should start planning now!
Pride in London
Sport, arts, business, community events can apply to be part of the London-wide festival; Volunteers sought for a wide range of roles; Booking of places in the Parade on 28 June 2014 is now open
prideinlondon.org 7 Feb 14

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LGBT History Month badges Why this year's LGBT History Month is more important than ever
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Richard Branson easier to speak up for gay rights It's easier for us who are not gay, says Richard Branson at Davos
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Ben Summerskill Ben Summerskill is to step down as Chief Executive of Stonewall
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Employment

'I went to work expecting the worst day of my life'
What reaction can people in traditionally macho jobs expect from colleagues after they come out?
bbc.co.uk 16 Jan 14

Why gay men make the best bosses
It may have to do with the way they survived high school ... that manifests itself as three huge skills: adaptability, intuitive communications, and creative problem-solving
details.com
12 Jan 14

LGB workers twice as likely to experience discrimination at work
LGB discromination at work
Plymouth University and the Manchester Business School survey shows one in 10 LGBs had been subjected to discrimination in the last 12 months, as opposed to one in 20 heterosexuals
mbs.ac.uk 31 Jan 14

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/what_we_do/9361.asp

Stonewall launches campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia 'once and for all'
650 bus and 4,000 tube adverts will run throughout January in response to YouGov polling which shows that in the last five years 2.4m people of working age have witnessed verbal homophobic bullying at work
stonewall.org.uk 13 Jan 14

Workplace Equality Index 2014 Britain's best employers for LGB staff

Stonewall's Top 100 Employers 2014:
1. Gentoo
2. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
3. The Co-operative
4. Accenture
5. EY
Stonewall's Top 100 15 Jan 14

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