Rainbow Hamlets launches new LGBT services in East London — including domestic violence and hate crime casework — plus cutting edge heritage programme and historical resources.Read more
Did you know that London has all of the following available at your fingertips?
- 5 LBQ venues
- over 5 radio and podcasts aimed at LBQ women
- over 7 festivals specifically aimed at LBQ women across the world
- over 25 LGBT venues
- over 35 Meet Up groups full of lesbians taking control of their own social lives
- over 100 events every month
This morning Time Out London announced they are losing their dedicated LGBT listings and content section in both the print and online versions of their magazine. LGBT listings will be incorporated into other sections, but editor Paul Burston will no longer be the force behind the listings, reviews and our presence & visibility in the magazine. (Source: Guardian online).Read more
When Naomi and I were driving round the west coast of America on our honeymoon this year, we first discussed the idea of running Planet London awards.Read more
“Un-Labelled” is the theme of this year’s TEDx Women conference in Covent Garden (TEDxCoventGardenWomen.com). Author and inspiring speaker Yang-May Ooi will be closing the live event with her personal “coming out” story which is rich with universal themes. Here, she shares with Ultimate Planet what being Un-Labelled means to her.Read more
It was less than 9 months ago that Pink Lobster Dating launched in the UK. When Juliette Prais created the company she wanted it to be a safe haven for Femme Lesbians to meet one another. Now it also has regular Celebrity Interviews, a huge range of writers, advisors offering women one to one support and is constantly branching out.Read more
By the end of 2012 there were 120,908 people in same-sex unions, which is already “much higher” than the Government Equalities Office originally predicted: between 11,000 and 22,000 civil partners in Britain by 2010; there were already more than 79,000 at the start of that year - and now there are 10 times as many.Read more
It’s awards season in the LGBT Community, and there are a range of opportunities to celebrate what and who makes being a lesbian great. Whilst not all offer public voting, many do. Some awards are lesbian/bi women specific. With categories From DJ of the year to Dating Service to Brand of the year, lesbians can nominate, vote, support their heroes, friends and the women and companies behind what makes a thriving scene, social and community for us all.Read more
Barberette, your gender neutral friendly barber has found a new hub of her own, situated in Hackney, East London (E5). Earlier this year, we visited the community-led "A Hair's Breadth Exhibition" inspired by the patrons in Barberette's hydrollic chair. Read our interview with Barberette.Read more
These days most of us have a smartphone, it is surgically attached to us and we use it to communicate. Additionally we us social media. There are a number of apps now available for lesbians to find each other, so I've downloaded them, played about with them and have reviewed them here so you can choose the right one for you!Read more
Well, we're back (did you even know we were gone!!)
Katie and Naomi have just returned to the UK from our mega honeymoon travelling around the West Coast of the US.
In summary, we spent 600 hours together (only separating for restroom breaks - sound American much?!) over 25 days and drove 5158 miles!! This is our blog of our experiences.
Tonight we were invited along to Heaven who were hosting the first open meeting by London LGBT+ Community Pride. This was their first chance to show us that they were going to do us Proud in 2013 with our pride event, and they did not fail. The overall message was clear, concise and very honest. LCP have a huge challenge on their hands. They have 5 months to put together an event that normally takes 12. On top of that, they are starting from scratch in relation to finance, volunteers and resources. But they are positive, realistic and extremely open.Read more
Today, Tuesday 5 February 2013, in a landmark and media splashed vote, the House of Commons voted to pass the Government's Equal Marriage Bill. I am excited and although already civilly partnered I am excited that I could ask my wife again to "Marry Me" and have that mean something, and a change in the status of our relationship. It would be a political decision to "upgrade" our CP but one which I think is worth making.Read more
London LGBT+ Community Pride, a Community Interest Company, is today celebrating a successful bid in the Greater London Authority’s tender process to manage the next five years of London’s Pride celebrations.Read more