The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival.

Open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations, this free event is for anyone thinking of starting a business, or for gay professionals working for a variety of organisations looking for advice on legal, employment, marketing or business issues.

The UK has one of the most vibrant and innovative gay and lesbian marketplaces in the world.

The GBA claims that an estimated 3 million gay people earn more than £70 billion.

The Association was originally formed in 1983 as a trade association to fight the inequalities the LGBT community faced from hostile authorities.

Today, its focus is on providing networking opportunities to make useful business contacts and training for LGBT professionals in legal, marketing, business development and employment issues.

It also works together with the government and others to develop the gay market and encourage gay-owned start-ups.

Ask The Experts will be held on Thursday 26 June 2008, 6.30-8.30pm, at the Andaz Hotel, London.

For more information on the GBA visit their website.