We Bring Lesbian/Bi/Trans Singles Together

As Matchmakers and Event Hosts for the only exclusively Lesbian/Bi/Trans matchmaking agency in the US, we work hard to bring singles together. We are a warm and welcoming bunch and we're always striving to ensure you have a stellar experience. Find out more about each of us below.

Dr. Frankie Bashan

Founder / CEO / Principal Matchmaker

Dr. Frankie Bashan is a psychologist, matchmaker, sex therapist, and overall relationship guru who has been using her clinical background in conjunction with technology and personalized algorithms to play matchmaker nationwide. She believes that EVERYONE can have the righteous, passionate love they deserve. As an expert guest for a variety of publications, podcasts and videos, Dr. Frankie strives to introduce her clients to quality matches that make their hearts flutter. She knows first-hand the struggles of queer singles and she wants them to find THE ONE in any way possible - Speed Dating Events, Full Service Matchmaking, Training Programs, or with her Dating Coaching help. Read more >>

Denise Rai

Client Services Director

Denise Rai is a seasoned matchmaker and love coach who has been helping individuals find true love and build fulfilling relationships for over a decade. Denise approaches matchmaking and coaching from a holistic perspective, taking into account not just her client's preferences and goals, but also their personalities, values, and life experiences.

Denise is known for her warm, compassionate, and intuitive approach to matchmaking and coaching. She takes the time to get to know each of her clients on a personal level, understanding their unique needs and desires, and tailoring her services to meet their individual needs.

As a love coach, Denise offers personalized coaching sessions that focus on helping clients build self-confidence, develop healthy communication skills, and cultivate a positive mindset for love and relationships. She believes that true love starts with self-love, and works closely with clients to help them overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks that may be holding them back from finding love.

Denise's approach to matchmaking is also highly personalized, with a focus on quality over quantity. She carefully screens and matches potential partners based on her clients' preferences and criteria, and provides ongoing support and guidance throughout the dating process.

Denise's ultimate goal is to help her clients find lasting love and build strong, healthy relationships that bring joy, fulfillment, and happiness to their lives. Her passion for matchmaking and coaching is evident in every aspect of her work, and she is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those she works with.

Sara Jane

Program Manager

Sara Jane, our dedicated Program Manager, works tirelessly to ensure that all of our programs run smoothly. She can be found hosting our Online Speed Dating events, working with clients in our Curated Mini-Dates program, and fostering connections within our Online Community. She has extensive experience as a "professional lesbian," having organized events for prominent LGBT organizations such as Curve Magazine, Frameline Film Festival, Sweet Travel, and GLAD. She shares her big and beautiful life with her wife, their lovely daughter Ginger, a trio of cats, a flock of chickens, and lots and lots of plants on their urban homestead in Northern California.

Lora Anderson

Event Coordinator

Lora is the Event Coordinator supporting the Little Gay Book team, and host of the Philadelphia events. She is passionate about community, creativity, and self-expression. With a background in startup event planning, Customer Support, and as a founder of a grassroots community organization, Lora has plenty of experience supporting people and creating safe spaces for them. In her spare time, Lora likes to attend queer community events, sip iced coffee, and make jewelry.

Shelley Simpson

VP, Digital Marketing & Operations, Event Host

Working as Frankie's right hand woman since early 2012, Shelley makes sure the balls stay afloat. From marketing strategy to event minutiae, Shelley manages the LGB online presence, customer service, events, marketing and PR. She loves the LGB community and makes it her mission to inform all the queer women that there IS a woman out there will love them. Host of the San Diego events as well as the previous host of the Honolulu events, Shelley is intimately connected to the brand and knows there's something for every woman in LGB.

Lisa “L.I.” Iancin

New York/New Jersey Event Host

L.I. is our New York City warrior! From hosting an event with over 90 women, to scrambling at the last minute to find a venue when she discovered (2 hours before the event started ), that our venue had closed for business, to expanding into the gay men's speed dating market, LI can do it all. Often hosting some of LGB's largest events, she's a pro at troubleshooting, seamlessly keeping spirits high and is always looking for ways to improve. Meet her at the next NYC.

Jen Roberton

Portland Event Host

A queer celebrity of Portland proportions, Jen joined LGB in April 2018 as a way to further expand her agenda of cultivating community by providing fun and socially exciting events via LESBIOUT, her successful Portland Meet Up. Her events generally always have a musical guest and she works hard to make sure all identifies feel welcome. Her Portland Lesbian/Bi events here.

Nikki Preston

Los Angeles Event Host

Nikki is a radio/TV host in both Los Angeles and Riverside. Since her move to SoCal five years ago, she has become very involved in the LGBTQ community and is excited to play Cupid. Nothing is more beautiful than LOVE.

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