LGBT London

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LGBT London "sign up" logo
LGBT London – – was a web portal with links to organisations throughout Greater London. It was set up in 2010 by the LGBT Consortium, as part of a scheme funded by London Councils.

The LGBT London site replaced an earlier site set up in 2008 by Ross Burgess as a Ning group, following the closure of Linking London. In 2010 the Ning organisation started charging for groups, so it was decided to close this site down and migrate its users onto the new site to be maintained by the LGBT Consortium.

LGBT London had a directory of LGBT groups, a list of forthcoming events, news, and other resources. Its formal launch came on 29 March 2011 at an event in London which also saw the presentation of the Derek Oyston Achievement Award to Michael Brown. The site's home page featured a changing display of the logos of the various groups.

In July 2013, following the end of funding from London Councils, the site was taken down.

More than half of London's LGBTQ+ venues closed between 2006 and 2022, Greater London Authority data shows.Numbers fell from 125 to 50, with venues citing the cost-of-living crisis and rising rents as being among the reasons for closing. Just under a quarter of all London nightclubs shut their doors during the pandemic, according to the Night Time Industries Association.In 2022 there were 198 nightclubs, a fall of 22% from 256 in 2019.[1]

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  1. Six in 10 London LGBTQ+ venues shut since 2006 9 Feb 2024 Accessed 5 Apr 2024