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’.
Olympic-medal winning diver, Tom Daley, has revealed that he in currently in a romantic relationship with another man. The 19-year-old sportsman, who has previously been the subject of speculation around his sexuality, posted a video on YouTube to make the announcement.
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.