Monday, 4 June 2018

Queer Tour of Soho ticketsLocation marker

Soho Square
Soho Square,  London W1D
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Dan de la Motte, one of our members, organises walking tours of Soho starting at the cottage (not an euphemism) in the middle of Soho Square and ends in Endell Street not far from a well known Club where we shall end with a well earned cocktail or glass of wine, this has been made possible by another member. 

Here's some more information:

We cannot empower our queer present without understanding our queer past. On this 1 hour walking tour of Soho, come and discover some of the now-lost queer nighttime spaces, the incredible queer pioneers that ran these spaces, and the clientele that filled them. Learn about the oppressive police actions, such as undercover surveillance and raids, as well as the inspirational stories of the fight for queer liberation. 

The cost is £25pp to include the tour & the drink. You must be a member of GPN to attend (it is only £20 a year and gives you many advantages). Please note that this tour is limited in numbers and is FREE to our members who have either paid £200 a year or £20 pcm, please let me know if you can attend by emailing me at Become a member now on or simply add the membership to your ticket here.
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General Admission
@ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
fee: £ 1.75
GPN Membership
@ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
fee: £ 1.60
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Support Fabio to do a Sky dive for THT on the 23rd June.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Penguin Pride 5th July

I trust you are well and have enjoyed the sunshine and the torrential rains we had lately, what fun! Our social yesterday was well attended and we had some new faces and old faces resurfacing. The Margaritas were indeed very good... don't forget our next event is on the 21st June for a Walk of Soho followed by drinks in an undisclosed but extremely nice location, you have to be in the walk to find out! Also please do book for the Reception at the House of Lords, I paid the deposit, ordered the food and wine, now we just need you and your guests to join in. All details on our website:

We have been invited to join the Penguin Pride on the 5th July at 18:30

GPN Members receive 20% off the ticket price and details have been sent to them by email. (not a member yet? it only costs £20 a year: go to now)

I have also been promised some VIP wristbands but will see when I receive them and they will be sent on a first asked, first served basis, including free entry, drink and a goody bag.

It looks like a fascinating evening and I include what it says on eventbrite below:

Penguin Pride returns to London for a second year with an awe-inspiring line-up of LGBTQ writers, poets, musicians and activists to celebrate the city’s incredible diversity and to shine a light on new voices in the community. Hosted at Cargo in Shoreditch by award-winning poet and playwright Toby Campion, this multi-arts festival-style event will showcase published authors alongside writers and performers on the rise in what promises to be a truly inspiring evening of queer talent. Names on the bill include award-winning poets Jay Bernard and Dizraeli, writer Matthew Todd and musician Kal Lavelle to name but a few.
In partnership with GAY TIMES.
£1 per ticket sold will go towards the great work of The Albert Kennedy Trust, a national LGBTQ youth homelessness charity.
Hosted by poet Toby Campion
Author Matthew ToddMusician Paul Diello
Poet Jay Bernard
Poet Travis Alabanza
Musician Kal Lavelle
Poet Dizraeli
Musician Playing House
Author Ben Wilson

Best wishes,


Jean-François Dor
Gay Professional Network

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

My Brother Is A Mermaid - Transgender Representation in Film

Shaun Rhodes <> wrote:
Morning GPN,

My name's Shaun, I'm producing a short film about a trans teenager, starring a trans actor, and believe the project may be of interest to your organisation and supporters. The story is a magical realism, focussing on the unconditional love between siblings as the elder one begins their social transition. You can find out all about the film on our website -

The aim of the film is to educate, challenge prejudice, and expand understanding and empathy. We've taken great care to consult with the UK transgender community in the writing and creation of the film, we're firm believers in the matra 'nothing about us, without us'.

We have a fantastically insightful, articulate and personal interview with our lead actor about trans representation in film, and would love for you to share it. Cameron (our actor) is a fantastic role model for young people (both trans and cis) and is at the beginning of what will inevitably be a hugely successful career. He Has fantastic insights into transphobia in 2018, the importance of casting trans actors in trans roles, and generally on trans representation on screen. 
So far we've had Mermaids UK and Arcadia Doncaster LGBT share the video as well as several other transgender organisations. Please see the interview here, and if you feel it's something your supporters could get behind, then sharing on social media would be fantastic.

If you could also include a link to our crowdfunding campaign then even better!

Thank you so much for your time and I really hope to hear from you soon. Keep up the great work you do.
Best Wishes,


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

out at the theatre next Thursday

Are you joining us at the Theatre next Thursday?

RSVP on either

I need to take the ticket today or tomorrow latest and organise the drinks and nibbles.

We very much look forward to seeing you next week!


PS: It is forecast to be better inside on that particular day, so enjoy the sunshine today and plan for next week and mingle with other members at the theatre, this is part of the mental health week.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

GPN: May onwards and upwards

Welcome to the Gay Professional Network  (GPN) newsletter.

Please check our blog for more offers news from other organisations and events. and look at  for more.

To attend events, you must be a member, it only costs £20 a year to access a wealth of expertise, information and meet wonderful multi-faceted people in a fully inclusive environment. There are some free events and there are others where we need to preorder tickets and food and drinks at costs.

GPN is a not for profit, fully inclusive, membership organisation since 2010 and your platform to promote your cause, business, venue and yourself. GPN 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.
So if you are not a member yet, head to so that you do not miss out.

Friday 4th May
Join the Walthamstow Gay Meetup for a very informal drink. (Free)
(every first Friday of the month)
Details and RSVP (Facebook)
Details and RSVP (MeetUp)

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Dinner at the  exclusive Savile Club hosted by the Whitefriars Club
Details & RSVP

Thursday 17th May 2018
Theatre outing with meet the cast and director includes interval and after performance drinks, it is more fun than the title indicates.
Details and RSVP (Outsavvy)
Details and RSVP (Eventbrite)

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Social drink at the Village (Free)
I think they do the best value Margaritas anywhere in London...
Details and RSVP (Outsavvy)
Details and RSVP (Eventbrite)

15th and 16th June
Gay Men's Chorus at the Cadogan Hall

Thursday 21st June 2018
Queer Tour of Soho with Dan de la Motte
Details and RSVP (Outsavvy)
Details and RSVP (Eventbrite)

Tuesday 10th July 2018
Reception to celebrate our diversity at The House of Lords
with the Rt Hon The Lord Scriven of Hunters Bar
Details and RSVP (Eventbrite)
Details and RSVP (OutSavvy)

Please give me your feedback and ask for other events that you may want to organise or attend.

I very much look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes,


J-F Dor
Gay Professional Network

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Monday, 16 April 2018

call for people to participate in a film to be screen at London Pride.

Hope you are well, I was wondering if someone would be able to help!
I am a film student and head of welfare for the LGBT+ society at London South Bank University. I have recently been funded by the O2 GoThinkBig scheme for a documentary I pitched to them. I want to make a documentary miniseries covering a wide range of LGBTQ+ related issues; such as the gender spectrum, what it means to be non-binary, the age of consent for transitioning, coming out, how LGBTQ+ people/relationships are represented in the media, mental health and how the lack of sex and relationship education (SRE) can negatively affect LGBT+ people.
I'm looking for a few people to take part, particularly people from BAME backgrounds, people who have experience educating/talking to various communities about LGBTQ+ issues and people from different parts of the gender spectrum.
I have attached a treatment document, which explains my idea in more detail. I'd really like some advice/ help getting people from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum involved!
Ideally, I'd like the documentary series to be ready by London Pride this year on the 7th of July and for it to be suitable to play out to students at college and in Universities as well as approaching LGBTQ+ and other, bigger film festivals.
Hope to hear back from you to talk about this further!
Many Thanks, 

Lauren Halsey
M: 07806690532

Your LGBT+ events guide - HORSE MEAT DISCO, The Ladies Of Vogue, Alexis Gregory, FLAPJACK and more... 😍 🌈 👬 👭

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Featured: As Seen In Vogue
Fri 20 April - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London
Step aside Naomi! Out of the way Cindy! Linda who?! Get ready to meet Vogue’s newest queens…

Hot on the heels of their totally major shoot for VOGUE, twelve of London’s most photographed drag queens take over Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for the first issue of AS SEEN IN VOGUE, a high fashion, high glam, high-heeled stomper of a party.
As Seen In Vogue tickets on sale now here
LGBT+ Film

Book tickets to the very best in LGBT+ cinema and film. With East End Film Festival 2018taking place now, London PFF from 12 - 15 April and new events from The Batty Mamaand Queerly Beloved, both including LGBT+ film screenings.

View all upcoming LGBT+ film screenings >
Multiple dates - London & Manchester
Horse Meat Disco is dedicated to the industry of human happiness and it pumps it out every Sunday at The Eagle in Vauxhall. It's the queer party for everyone; Homos and Heteros, club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens and ladies who munch.

HORSE MEAT DISCO tickets for the East London residency at Hangar and the Manchester dates now available on OutSavvy.

Upcoming dates (Manchester)
Fri 27 April - Gorilla, Manchester
Fri 8 June - Gorilla, Manchester
Fri 27 July - Gorilla, Manchester
Fri 24 August - The Refuge Basement, Manchester (Pride MCR)
Sat 22 September - Gorilla, Manchester

Upcoming dates (London)
Sat 28 April - Hangar, London
Sat 16 June - Hangar, London
Fri 20 July - Hangar, London
Fri 28 September - Hangar, London
Fri 26 October - Hangar, London
Fri 30 November - Hangar, London
HORSE MEAT DISCO tickets here
Alexis Gregory's startling original new 'gay thriller' preview

"Queer theatre that is disturbing, thought provoking and above all different is what you will get with Alexis Gregory’s startling new play - a gay thriller – if you will."

Read full preview and book tickets >
Events around the UK
BEEFMINCE Manchester
Fri 27 April - Night People, Manchester

BEEFMINCE minced their way up the M6 to set up their big beary base in the newly refurbished Night People club
BEEFMINCE Manchester tickets here
Pink Glove Brighton
Sat 5 May - Komedia Brighton, Brighton

Yr fave queer indie disco for common people heads to the seaside for a dirty weekend! It's what Jarvis would have wanted.
Pink Glove Brighton tickets here
Isle of Wight Pride Spring Gala
Fri 18 May - Royal Esplanade Hotel, Ryde

The Isle of Wight Pride Spring Gala is back by popular demand with a winning formula for a spectacular evening of fun, entertainment, fine food, laughter and dancing!
Isle of Wight Spring Gala tickets here
Isle of Wight Pride 2018 - UKPRIDE
Sat 21 July - Ryde Harbour, Ryde

Isle of Wight Pride 2018 plays host to UKPride and are putting on a BIG beach party and you are invited!
Isle of Wight Pride tickets here
Queer Prom: Rainbow Ball!
Fri 3 August - Patterns, Brighton

Didn't go to your Prom? Or didn't go as your true self?
Do it again. Do it right. Do it Queer AF.
Queer Prom tickets here
Newly added events

Guess who's back at The Gloryand is going EXTRA EXTRA LARGE?

Also, new events from Mariah & FriendzThe Pink WalrusOberon White & Xnthony!

View all newly added events >
Top Selling
Knickerbocker: Later Doors
Fri 13 April - The Yard Theatre, London


Ever committed to making your hangover worse, we can confirm that Knickerbocker, Queer Dance Party PHENOMENON has only gone and acquired a later licence. 
Knickerbocker tickets here
Sat 14 April - The Flying Dutchman, London

Introducing FLAPJACK — A New Queer Night for South East London. Taking over the legendary SE London venue The Flying Dutchman, where you can expect —

FLAPJACK tickets here
London Gay Symphonic Winds - Let's Dance
Sat 21 April - St Mary-At-Hill, London

On 21st April, London Gay Symphonic Winds will take to the floor with an evening of music designed to make you move!
London Gay Symphonic Winds tickets here
Not to miss

Don't miss the Diversity Role Models exclusive and fun Quiz Night, Fri 13 April at Saint Anne's Church Hall. Support this amazing LGBT+ charity!
And on Sun 15 April, Historical Homos are coming out of the Instagram closet to go LIVE for a one-day-only pop-up gallery exhibition in London; an immersive event of gallery-browsin’, art-shoppin’, print-makin' and prosecco-poppin’.

Historical Homos tickets here >
Special Offer: Snow White And The Seven Poofs
Buy one get one free tickets: FINAL SHOWS
Thu 12, Sat 14 & Sun 15 April - Karma Sanctum Soho, London

Londons adults only naughtiest show is back yes Snow White And The Seven Poofs returns to Londons West End!
Snow White And The Seven Poofs tickets here
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