The power to be yourself

The power to be yourself

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. 

Door prize winner - Warren | Sponsored by SAP
Door prize winner – Warren | Sponsored by SAP
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Jesse Matheson from Sydney Gay
Jesse Matheson from Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras provided an update on our WorldPride 2023 bid.
Meet the team from SAP Australia.
Meet the team from SAP Australia.
Door prize winner - Stephen Mally from Fundraising Force | Sponsored by SAP
Door prize winner – Stephen Mally from Fundraising Force | Sponsored by SAP
It was great to have Karl Schmid and Bobby Goldsmith talk about living with HIV and U=U.
It was great to have Karl Schmid and Bobby Goldsmith talk about living with HIV and U=U.

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.

Evan Mantis - Executive General Manager, Consumer
Evan Mantis – Executive General Manager, Consumer & Service Industries at SAP.
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Fruits in Suits August 2019
Fruits in Suits August 2019
Fruits in Suits August 2019
Fruits in Suits August 2019

About our Community Partner Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

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.

US TV Correspondent Karl J. Schmid, from Victoria, continues to evangelise the message of Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U).
US TV Correspondent Karl J. Schmid, from Victoria, continues to evangelise the message of Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U).

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.”*

*SOURCE: SGLMG

Jesse Matheson from Sydney Gay
Jesse Matheson from Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras provided an update on our WorldPride 2023 bid.
SGLMG 2020 Bid Is In

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.

Who attends?

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.

Fruits in Suits August 2019
Fruits in Suits August 2019
Lorraine Longato - Regional Innovations Experience Leader at SAP.
Lorraine Longato – Regional Innovations Experience Leader at SAP.
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Fruits in Suits August 2019
Fruits in Suits August 2019

Join us next month, Thursday 19th September.

Purchase your tickets online via Eventbrite for $15+BF and save. Entry on the night is $20 via credit card or EFTPOS. No cash sales at the door.

John Steinbeck’s “The grapes of wrath” by Frank Galati.

6 August – 7 September 2019