Gaydar under new ownership
It’s been announced that investment company, Charlie Parsons Creative has backed a management buyout of the Gaydar dating business for an undisclosed sum. The investment company, founded by the television entrepreneur Charlie Parsons, will see Parsons join the Gaydar board, which will be led by CEO Trevor Martin, previously Managing Director of the business.
Stay Hilton. Go Out.
Planning on a trip to London? Perhaps to enjoy June’s Pride festivities? Can we recommend the Hilton-owned The Trafalgar Hotel? Not only is the gorgeous hotel located right in the heart of town – on the edge of Trafalgar Square – but it boasts one of London’s most stunning roof bars – open to both residents and non-residents alike! Vista (pictured here), on the sixth floor, offers stunning views over Trafalgar Square, with the London Eye, Big Ben and other landmarks also clearly visible.
Albert Kennedy and Outpost merge
Two of Britain’s LGBT youth housing support charities have recently announced that they are to merge.
The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) and Outpost both support young, homeless LGBT people in the North West, the North East, and London. The charities are set to form new nationwide charity AKT Outpost. This will take place on 8 May 2013.
Outpost will continue to operate in its established region, offering accommodation and support services in the North East, while the AKT will help people in the North West and London. The merger should enable both charities to offer the best level of support to homeless youths and to cope better with the high demand for support networks.
Andy Bell's Spring Awakening
One of the most glittering events in the London gay calendar is the Spring Awakening party thrown by NAT (National AIDS Trust). This year’s event will take place at the historic Haberdasher’s Hall, Smithfield, on Thursday 30 May. It will be hosted by Christopher Biggins and Su Pollard (so you know it’s going to be a lively and camp affair!), while there will be an exclusive live acoustic set from Erasure’s Andy Bell (pictured) – his first live UK appearance since 2011.