Friday, 24 November 2017

Thank you for coming yesterday!

Dear Member, 

Thank you for coming yesterday, it was really good to see or meet you, yesterday was a lovely informal format and thanks to Stuart, the wine flowed a little bit more freely too. If you did not purchase his book yesterday, that is a pity as it was at a knock off price, you can purchase it on Waterstone's Website

I hope that you enjoyed attending and that you met some nice people.

If you have not yet done so, please consider joining us at and please spread the word about the Gay Professional Network. Sharing it with friends, colleagues and the wider world helps us to grow and expand.

The Gay Professional Network is open to all and is a really good way to meet people for business or social reason and I will incite you to keep in touch and nurture the contacts you make as you never know when they might come useful. Someone asked me to put them together but please get in touch and I shall immediately.

As always, I'd like to hear your thoughts and feedback about the event and your online experience too through our Facebook Group and our LinkedIn Group.

Next year, I am asking for members to help me as a one man band, GPN could easily disappear if I fell ill or worst, disaster scenario I know but we have to look up for the future. There is blog to update, website to check and update, database to be updated constantly, pay for them too but this is usually paid up by the membership fees, whenever they are received. 

Strangely yesterday was the first time that a cheaper alternative of £5 entry but no drinks or badges. No one took advantage of this option! I am between two mind in making it just so for next year, please let me know your thoughts about it.

GPN is a non for profit membership organisation operating since 2010. The excess from the membership fees after drinks and room hire, when applicable, pays for the website, promotion, organising, stationary, transport & banners. I can tell you that it never breaks even and I have sponsored this from the start, perhaps I am too generous with the wine and perhaps it should be cash bar for all.

Donations of any kind are most welcomed!
We are normally going aroundvenues, supporting whenever possible LGBT owned or operated venues, some may be more exclusive that impose a dress code but is always relaxed, please feel free to suggest venues, perhaps you can host an event in your offices or venue? in exchange you get considerable exposure.
 The Gay Professional Network is your platform to promote your cause, your business, venue and yourself. It  helps your further your business or career and makes meaningful business and social contacts. You get connected, proactive and productive.
 It is also a get together of like minded people who enjoy meeting other people. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.
I very much look forward to seeing you again soon in 2018 and I wish you and your family the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Yours ever,


Jean-Fran├žois Dor
Gay Professional Network

Monday, 20 November 2017

StartOut Growth Lab Now Accepting Applications

Plus StartOut is hiring ...

StartOut Growth Lab
Now Accepting Applications

The StartOut Growth Lab sponsored by Nixon Peabody in San Francisco is now taking applications for the next cohort of startups to join the Lab. Here are some of the many benefits:

• 6-months of premium San Francisco office space
• Monthly Lunch & Learns with guest experts
• Introductions to key players in the StartOut network
• Promotion to the StartOut Community nationally
• Regular meetings with experienced Entrepreneur-In-Residence
• Nixon Peabody legal advice
• Kindred support from the other Growth Lab startups

StartOut Growth Lab is the only startup accelerator dedicated to LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Please click on the big blue button below to learn more and assess if your burgeoning startup has what it takes.

Open to ALL StartOut members!

Application deadline is NOV 15, 2017
Click HERE if you're ready to apply now.
StartOut is Hiring!
Have you ever wanted to work for an organization that you're passionate about? StartOut is growing and has a variety of open positions. If you're all about moving the LGBTQ+ professional agenda forward, then we want to hear from you.
Available positions include:
Click to apply today!
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WED / NOV 15

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Sunday, 19 November 2017


The Troxy - Limehouse - E1 0HX

As part of your seasonal celebration, the LGMC would love to see you this winter to hear our 200-strong voices in collaboration with a studio symphony orchestra for a programme that captures the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.

With a variety of music showcasing Hollywood in all its grandeur, you can expect to hear a wonderful range of classics from the silver screen. Sunset Boulevard, Moulin Rouge and The Sound Of Music are among the movies that feature in this Kaleidoscope of fabulous new arrangements. Dancers, special guests and fantastic choreography combine to create a winter’s treat not to be missed!
The show will be conducted by Artistic Director Simon Sharp in the stunning Art Deco setting of Troxy. Join us on the red carpet for what promises to be a great start to your festive season.

Tickets are selling extremely well so BOOK NOW!

Friday, 10 November 2017

LGBT East meets West.

Hi, everyone,

I am an asian entrepreneur, building a platform to gather the LGBT+ community in the West & the East together.
The web app was completely developed, and I am raising money via Kickstarter platform for coming marketing:
Here are two Press Releases that can help you understand my project:
Please give a helping hand if you could. As this platform cost much more than what I try to raise in Kickstarter, and I need more funding for marketing to make this platform interesting & available for everyone! Let's make it happen!


Friday, 3 November 2017

Jack's Flight Club - perhaps a little secret but worth looking at.

These fares include your swanky 5-star airline service, 2 checked bags, meals, and free booze ;-) 
Free members recently missed out on peak-summer direct flights to Canada at £306 return, flights to the Philippines at £325 return, and Malaysia at £348 returnGet all the fare alerts
So I know this deal first came up last week, but to continue celebrating their one-year anniversary of launching this Houston route, Singapore Airlines have now added a promo code bringing the price even lower to just £199 return for the remaining available dates. These fares include your swanky 5-star airline service, 2 checked bags, meals, and free booze ;-)

Travel Tip: it's NFL season stateside and Houston have a decent team this year (the Texans). There are home games in Houston on Nov 5, 19th, and Dec 3rd, which all fall under the available travel dates!

Remember: their promotion expires tonight at midnight and you need to apply a promo code: 1YEAR2HOUSTON in order to access this fare - full instructions below. 
Houston, TX (IAH)


Manchester (MAN) - £199
Travel Dates: November 2017 - January 2018 (including some longer trips over XMAS & NYE)

Airline: Singapore Airlines (5-star)

Standard Fare:  £600 (higher over holidays)
Baggage: two checked bags included

Book by:
 These will expire today at midnight; be quick!
Here's how to book:

1. Go directly to Singapore Airline's website and click 'Apply Promo Code' just above the search box (before entering dates!). Enter promo code: 1YEAR2HOUSTON and hit apply. You'll then be taken to their promotion page to select your dates and book the flight. Here are some dates that work as of this email, but once you enter them you can also click 'See 7-day fares' for a calendar tool display:

  • Nov 15 - Nov 22
  • Nov 18 - Nov 25
  • Nov 19 - Nov 28
  • Nov 21 - Dec 1
  • Nov 24 - Dec 3
  • Nov 28 - Dec 5
  • Nov 29 - Dec 6
  • Dec 2 - Dec 10
  • Dec 9 - Jan 9
  • Dec 13 - Jan 10

*remember to first press 'Apply Promo Code' (left image below) before entering your dates.

If you end up booking this flight, please do hit reply and tell me. It keeps me going knowing I'm sending you on holiday! 


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