Thank you for joining us at Fruits in Suits this month. Thank you to our Presenting Partner SAP and community partners Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and New Theatre.
We had door prizes and a raffle with funds raised donated to the SGLBA Education Fund.
Karl Schmid, representing The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation spoke about living with HIV and addressed the stigma still associated.
About our Presenting Partner: SAP
Culture and identity at SAP is about honouring the many voices who inspire our innovation every day. The three pillars of this area are the Employee Network Groups, Culture & Ethnicity, and the LGBTIQ Community (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression).
The many voices at SAP provide one of our greatest sources of strength, shaping our work environment and sense of community. Our identity as a company is defined by each person at SAP.
The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s longest-running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, when a group of friends got together to give their dying mate Bobby Goldsmith the care he needed in the comfort of his home, BGF has gone on to provide that same individualised care to thousands of Australians.
When the level of HIV in a person's blood is so low that it cannot be detected, it means that person has an undetectable viral load and cannot transmit the virus to others. Visit https://t.co/CGd9HK02Ya and learn more. #KnowYourStatus #UequalsU pic.twitter.com/XdHyXpC8gQ— UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) August 10, 2019
The SGLBA appreciates the team from BGF providing cloakroom services at Fruits in Suits. Your gold coin donation, or your “tap & donate” contribute to the great work of the team at the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.
Sydney’s WorldPride 2023 bid is in!
“Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will present its bid for the biennial event to members of InterPride at their AGM in Athens in October 2019.
The inaugural WorldPride was held in Rome in 2000. Cities which have hosted WorldPride since 2000 include Jerusalem, London, Toronto and Madrid.
Our WorldPride 2023 bid is happening with the support of the NSW Government, Tourism Australia, ANZ and QANTAS.”*
About Fruits in Suits
What’s it about?
‘Fruits’ as it’s fondly known, has been running since 1996 and is the original of many so-named events in the Asia-Pacific.
It is a monthly social networking event held on the third Thursday of every month between 6pm – 9pm.
SGLBA welcomes members of the LGBTIQ community and their allies to all its events.
Business professionals from across the business community ranging from corporate, SME’s, and entrepreneurs.
Membership provides FREE entry to Fruits in Suits, Lemons with a Twist & Lemons Live.
Membership begins at $95.00 for 12 months as an Associate Member. Serious Networkers should explore Networker membership.