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Remembering Maxine

Posted by Planet Nation on 02 October 2017

The LBQ community in London has experienced a great loss.

Maxine, who founded and ran the Meetup group London Lesbian Singles 30+, has sadly passed away.

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Increasing women's visibility in the workplace with LB Women

Posted by Planet Nation on 09 November 2016

Calling all out women in the workplace (and those of you not quite out too!)... LB Women has been created to support you!

Following a successful launch event, we're extremely excited about the launch of this endeavour as it is about a topic close to the hearts of the Planet Nation team, the visibility of women and supporting women to be their best. Find out more by searching online using the hashtag #LBWomen

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Nominations are open in the British LGBT Awards

Posted by Planet Nation on 09 November 2016

The British LGBT Awards have opened for nominations once again. Following feedback from the community last year, a new category has been included, Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life, which aims to highlight and support hard-working indvidiuals within the community.

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Happy Midweek News - Planet

Posted by Planet Nation on 25 May 2016

*Drum Roll, Please.*

So, we have some Big Announcements.

First things first, we have managed to save Planet London.

Hooray!

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The end is near...

Posted by Planet Nation on 09 May 2016

Launched in 2011, Planet London has been going for 5 years. In that time Naomi has invested over £11,000 and the business has invested nearly £10,000 directly into lesbian events, film and businesses. Find out how Planet London has supported your scene...

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Launching in 2016 - a Pride for everyone all over the world

Posted by Planet Nation on 26 February 2016

Everything a Pride should be for everyone in the world.
 
The LGBTI Pride movement is going fully online for the first time with a new global event – Digital Pride.
 
Created by Gay Star News, the Digital Pride festival will start on 25 April 2016 with the main Pride day on 30 April 2016.

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Diva Destinations is changing... for the better!

Posted by Planet Nation on 23 February 2016

Diva Destinations has re-launched this month; and they have a new name and new website. Rest assured however, they offer the same personal service they have built their reputation upon over the last 3 years.

Introducing... Focus Diva!

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Valentines Day Head Shave

Posted by Planet Nation on 13 February 2016

Bored of doing the same old things for Valentines Day? Got spare money because you didn't spend a fortune on overpriced chocolates and flowers?

How about this instead: Vivienne and Mya are celebrating by getting their heads shaved at gender-neutral barbershop Barberette, to raise money for London’s leading older LGBT* charity, Opening Doors London.

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The history of Planet London

Posted by Planet Nation on 12 February 2016

Do you know how long Planet London has been running? Why it started? What it offers? Read on and find out!

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LGBT History Month magazine

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 February 2016

LGBT History Month is upon us!

Each year, there is a free magazine produced around LGBT History Month.

This year, the theme is religion, belief and philosophy.

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Museum of London celebrates LGBT History Month

Posted by Planet Nation on 25 January 2016

An exciting line-up of readings from children and young adult books by well-known authors and LGBT activists including Sir Derek Jacobi, Stuart Milk, Juno Dawson and Bonnie Greer will be taking place throughout the day alongside free drop-in activities for families

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Stop Online Abuse: Know your rights: report, complain, campaign

Posted by Planet Nation on 15 January 2016

The explosion of social media and interactive websites is a fantastic way for LBQT women to connect with each other, and share information, opinions and ideas. But sometimes these online interactions become abusive and harmful, both within and outside our community.

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First LGBT Poet Laureate Selected

Posted by Sarah Lavender on 11 January 2016

This inaugural post of LGBT Poet Laureate was devised by Camden LGBT Forum to promote LGBT poetry in London and the UK.

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Ultimate Planet and Student Pride Partner again for 2016

Posted by Sarah Lavender on 04 December 2015

Ultimate Planet are delighted to announce that we will be working together with National Student Pride for another year!

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Proud to support National Student Pride 2016

Posted by Planet Nation on 03 December 2015

Ultimate Planet are delighted to announce that we will be working together with National Student Pride for another year!

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The European Queer Choir is looking for singers

Posted by Sarah Lavender on 28 November 2015

Want to sing at the largest LGBT choir festival in the world?  The Musical Director of the European Queer Choir wants to hear from YOU!

 

 

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GFEST - GAYWISE FESTIVAL ® 2015

Posted by Planet Nation on 12 November 2015

An annual platform for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) artists and organisations, the 8th GFEST - Gaywise FESTival ® runs Monday 9 – Friday 20 November 2015 at venues across London. At a time when the LGBT community enjoys more tolerance and equality than at any other moment in history, when gay men and lesbians in more and more countries including the UK can marry their chosen partner, feel secure at work and home thanks to anti-discrimination laws, and benefit from increased visibility, one could say that now is a time for celebration. Yet many LGBTQI people still face unimaginable horrors in countries as diverse as Russian, Syria and Uganda. GFEST contemplates this polarised situation with this year’s theme: (Complacent Present)… Fragile Future?

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SAFE OLDER LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANS (LGBT) HOUSING PROJECT SURVEY

Posted by Planet Nation on 02 September 2015

Do you want to help improve housing services for older LGBT people? Based in London or Shropshire?

Please complete our online survey to let us know what you think about older LGBT housing.

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New Femme dating website: Find Femmes launches

Posted by Planet Nation on 31 August 2015

FIND FEMMES, the first dating website of its kind, acknowledges that it can be hard to find friendship love, and a community for femme lesbians and bisexual women. The site aims to provide that community for LGBTQ women; whether users identify as a femmes themselves looking for other femmes, or simply just introduce women of any identity to femmes. FIND FEMMES promises to be a place where users can finally meet, seek and be found.

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Fringe! Queer Arts and Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2015

Posted by Planet Nation on 15 August 2015

FRINGE! WILL RETURN IN NOVEMBER 2015 AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST QUEER FILMS (FEATURES AND SHORTS, FICTION AND DOCUMENTARY), EXHIBITION PROPOSALS, WORKSHOP AND TALK IDEAS AND MORE.

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