On Thursday 12th December, the annual Gay Women's Network Christmas networking drinks is back at Shadow Lounge. The GWN social event of the year will be a great opportunity for old and new members to network, boogie to familiar dance tracks and get merry in preparation for the festive season.
Planet London launched a new awards scheme, The Ultimate Planet Awards, in October 2013 that was designed to promote and thank the all the lesbian, bi and queer women of our community who put in a huge amount of work to make a thriving social scene for other women in London. What was started out as a small idea soon became a big deal as hundreds of women took the opportunity to nominate across a variety of categories from ‘DJ of the year’ to ‘Volunteer of the year’.
Russia prompted outraged criticism and even calls to boycott the Sochi games when it adopted a ban on homosexual "propaganda" among minors in June of this year. The law was denounced by critics as discriminatory and a curb on rights to free speech and assembly.
London will be playing host to is first Winter Pride on 8 February 2014 – and it’s been organized by the team behind women’s network and events group, MINT!
A new mid-Winter festival for gay London, Winter Pride (winterprideuk.com) is scheduled to take place at the capital’s Tobacco Dock (http://tobaccodocklondon.com/): a historic location between Tower Hill and Wapping that has now been transformed into a major exhibitions space.
Winter Pride will seek to bring together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs for a real winter warmer of a party. Cold and wet outside? Winter Pride will be a fully enclosed, indoor event. It won’t just be about dancing and clubbing, though. The event will also boast a market and community area, and a highlight of the day will be the The Winter Pride UK Awards.