The Gay Business Association (GBA)


The GBA was formed in 1983 as a trade association to fight the inequalities we faced from hostile authorities.

Working with other groups we won legal equality, and today the GBA is a modern day gay chamber of commerce.

By Gay we mean the LGBTQ+ community.

Today, our focus is on:

- providing networking opportunities to make useful business contacts,

- training for LGBTQ+ professionals in legal, marketing, business development and employment issues

- and we work together with Government and others to develop the gay market and encourage gay-owned start-ups.

We hold monthly networking meetings and are operated by the Gay Professional Network, and arrange training and support in areas of interest to LGBT professionals.

Any questions, please contact:

Your Committee:

Chairman: Jean-François Dor (

Vice-Chairman: Ian Dodds (

Treasurer: Laurie Powell (

Secretary: Mazz Image (

The best place for LGBTQ+ professionals to meet new customers and business contacts.

  • promote your products & services to the public
  • keep up-to-date with trends and best practice
  • make new friends

GBA is operated by GPN (The Gay Professional Network) that in turn is operated by Jean-Francois Dor under the banner of JFDEif you would like to join us please go to and/or  see the benefits of joining at