Tuesday, 15 May 2018

My Brother Is A Mermaid - Transgender Representation in Film

Shaun Rhodes <shaun.rhodes@aeentertainment.co.uk> 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 - mermaidshortfilm.com.

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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_egDxMf8AUE

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,

Shaun

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

out at the theatre next Thursday

Are you joining us at the Theatre next Thursday?

RSVP on either 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suicide-the-musical-tickets-45513201210
or 
https://www.outsavvy.com/event/1310/suicide-the-musical-tickets

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!

J-F.

PS:  https://www.theweathernetwork.com/uk/14-day-weather-trend/greater-london/london 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.  http://gaypronet.blogspot.co.uk/ and look at www.gpn.one  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 www.gpn.one 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
http://gaypronet.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/london-gay-mens-chorus-15-16-june.html

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.

J-F Dor
Founder
Gay Professional Network
jf@gpn.one
http://gpn.one
 






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Monday, 16 April 2018

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

Hi,
 
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
Videographer
M: 07806690532
E: lauren_halsey@live.co.uk

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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.
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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.

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Now on OutSavvy: HORSE MEAT DISCO
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


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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
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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."

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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!

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Top Selling
Knickerbocker: Later Doors
Fri 13 April - The Yard Theatre, London

NOW WITH 5AM LICENCE!

Ever committed to making your hangover worse, we can confirm that Knickerbocker, Queer Dance Party PHENOMENON has only gone and acquired a later licence. 
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FLAPJACK - Vol. 1
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 —

✔ DISCO DUNGEON
✔ DRAG
✔ FLAPJACKS
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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