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GBA newsletter | November 2012

Dear #FirstName#

Art Gallery meeting - join us for drinks on Thursday surrounded by art- read more

International volunteering - and other great opportunities - read more

Why no gay CEOs in FTSE? - plus the latest LGBT market research- read more


and benefit from GBA networking and share our resources.

DIARY 2013

We're planning our events for 2013

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Promote your business with a training event

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Gay Pride Calendar 2012

Gay Pride Calendar 2013


Art Gallery meeting

Thursday 15 November - 6.30pm

In November we meet in Cork Street surrounded by works of art, and notably the biggest private collection of Auguste Rodin in the UK.

Alpha Gallery Rodin

The Alpha Gallery
23 Cork St


Ian Stewart MP

The Rt Hon Iain Stewart MP will be our guest of honour and speaker.

GBA members join GPN from 6.30pm for an evening of social and business networking with like-minded professionals. There are opportunities to speak for two minutes to promote your services.

Admission: Includes drinks
Non-members and guests £20 - Register in advance
GBA members £20 - RSVP

Photos from previous meetings: gaypronet.ning.com






Free Equality and Diversiry Training

21 November 2012  1.30 to 4.00 pm
Voluntary Action Westminster, 37 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DP

For people working in public sector and third sector organisations who have received no prior training in equality and diversity.  It will also provide a good refresher for those who have received previous equality/diversity training.  The course is aimed primarily at those working in health and/or social care. 

Places are limited so if you want to book a place, please contact Adelia Perrier at adelia.perrier@inwl.nhs.uk

International volunteer vacation

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 History Month 2013
Pre-Launch of
LGBT History Month
15 November 2012

A whole day celebrating the life of Alan Turing and investigating the role of maths, science and engineering in the past, the present and the future. At Bletchley Park
Order free tickets

Alan Turing at Bletchley Park




Gay executives running Britain's leading companies should come out to provide "visible senior role-models"
independent.co.uk 13 Nov 12

Out on the Street meet in London CEOs of world's leading financial companies meet in London to discuss their personal commitment to advancing LGBT rights - Tue 13 Nov
outonthestreet.org 12 Nov 12

Gay executives running Britain's leading companies should come out of the closet to provide "visible senior role-models" to gay colleagues, a campaigner has said
independent.co.uk 13 Nov 12

Lord Browne

Lord Browne

- The former chief executive of BP, has raised the spectre of homophobia in the City and questioned why there are no openly homosexual chief executives running Britain's biggest companies
telegraph.co.uk 12 Nov 12


Big room gay clubs

Is the gay big-room club dead?

New options are being born to replace it
edgeonthenet.com 6 Nov 12

LGBT travel market potential reaches global record according to new data from Out Now Business Class
traveldailynews.com 8 Nov 12

Gay advertising good or bad?

Is directing advertising at the LGBT community a good or bad thing?

- it still feels like tokenism and not true equality
sosogay.co.uk 6 Nov 12

Pink List 2012 LGBT business people in the Independent on Sunday's most influential LGBT people 2012 include:
- Evan Davis, TV and radio presenter
- Mary Portas, Queen of Shops
- Dr Ashley Steel, Vice chairman, KPMG
Guy Black, director, Telegraph Media group
- Anthony Watson, Chief information, Barclays
- Sara Geater, CEO, FreemantleMedia UK
Evelyn Asante-Mensah, Chair, NHS Manchester
independent.co.uk 4 Nov 12
gay quarter in Lower Briggate Leeds

Official 'gay quarter' for Leeds

- would be centred on Lower Briggate and The Calls
yorkshirepost.co.uk 1 Nov 12

73% of heterosexual allies support policies that ban discrimination against LGBT people in US workplace
marketwatch.com 31 Oct 12

Out & Equal Workplace Summit - 2,500 attendees from across the world to share their best practice
outandequal.org 31 Oct 12

Catholic calls on corporate giants to drop their support for Stonewall's 'Bigot of the Year' award
express.co.uk 28 Oct 12

Being gay-friendly enhances Corporations' bottom lines
edgeboston.com 28 Oct 12


feature Niki Mahona and boyfriend Luis Donegan-Brown on their commercial for personalised debit cards
youtu.be 26 Oct 12

Emery and Dillon

Emery and Dillion

are two gay characters in the latest Lloyds TSB tv commercial which their LGBT staff network Rainbow helped to create. You can create your own at:
lloydstsbme.com 25 Oct 12

Starting Out guide 2012

LGB Careers Guide

- Stonewall releases the eighth edition of Starting Out, Britain's lesbian, gay and bisexual Careers Guide both online and in print
startingoutguide.org.uk 18 Oct 12

two8six gay pub lewisham

Lewisham's only gay pub

- Two8Six has been closed after the building's new owner sent in bailiffs and changed locks
newsshopper.co.uk 17 Oct 12


Guinness 1995 gay TV commercial


- unshown TV commercial from 1995 given new lease of life by gay marriage victories
businessinsider.com 13 Nov 12


Chick-fil-A - Says that its 'Fruitcake' ad was not anti-gay
usinessinsider.com 18 Oct 12

Mammas and pappas

Mamas & Papas - Baby care brand have challenged family stereotypes by championing different family dynamics in their new advertising campaign
askamum.co.uk 31 Oct 12

Equality landslide HRC

Unprecedented mobilzation for equality - HRC's members and supporters invested $8 million on efforts to expand marriage equality
hrc.org 10 Nov 12



UPS Boy Scouts America

UPS - ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America due to anti-gay policy
boston.com 13 Nov 12


Hillary Clinton supports Out on the Street

Hillary Clinton - says forward thinking companies have often been at the forefront of positive change for LGBT people
Read Hilary's letter 12 Nov 12

Companies backing same-sex marriage will pay a "price" in Middle Eastern countries hostile to gay rights, threatens National Organization for Marriage
coloradoindependent.com 12 Nov 12

Vancouver's gay-friendly wedding planners brace for drop in business after Washington State legalizes it
news1130.com 11 Nov 12

Businesses throughout Maine positioning themselves to take advantage of increased opportunities
kjonline.com 11 Nov 12

Gay donors now pressing for top spots for LGBTs in Obama administration
washingtonpost.com 10 Nov 12

College fraternity for gay men sues upstart over trademark
sfgate.com 10 Nov 12

Construction to begin Friday on Philadelphia's LGBT-friendly senior-living complex
philly.com 9 Nov 12

Is your business gay-friendly? More and more companies are banking on it
huffingtonpost.com 8 Nov 12

Philadelphia lifted to the top-ten destination for gay and lesbian tourists in their $2 million 2003 campaign
mediapost.com 6 Nov 12


Claudia Brind-Woody

Power gays: Claudia Brind-Woody, the IBM boss pushing diversity
gaystarnews.com 2 Nov 12

Business is booming at Chick-Fil-A as gay marriage controversy actually HELPS the fast-food chain
dailymail.co.uk 28 Oct 12

Plans for a gay men's retirement village are on the drawing board in Auckland
stuff.co.nz 28 Oct 12

Attention aspiring pornographers: you can now own your very own ".XXX" website
macleans.ca 25 Oct 12

LGBT Investors express confidence about retirement goals, according to Wells Fargo study
wellsfargo.com 30 May 12

Out Now launches LGBT business-to-business network at World Travel Market 2012
traveldailynews.com 18 Oct 12


LGBT Tourism Report with 8,000 qualified, community-representative respondents published by CMI
Request report 13 Nov 12

90% of Gays and Lesbians voted for Barack Obama - finds CMI Election Poll, and 41% of gays and lesbians gave money to the Obama campaign
streamsend.com 8 Nov 12

How many LGBT people are there? - polling company Gallup has waded into the debate
huffingtonpost.com 26 Oct

Gay Europeans spend $65 billion on tourism, same as USA although Europe's population is nearly three times as large
edgeboston.com 28 Oct 12


Business, Not Politics:
The Making of the Gay Market
As gay marriage becomes part of the national imagination, marketing to it and publications concerning it become more and more viable
Buy Book 4 Nov 12


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