Brisbane’s Gay and Lesbian Business Network (GLBN) catches up tomorrow night for their regular Fruits With a Twist networking drinks.

This month’s event is sponsored by Star Observer and is back at St Paul’s Tavern (cnr Wharf and Leichhardt St, Spring Hill) from 6pm. It will also support Brisbane’s LGBT masters swim team, Aqualicious.

The GLBN hosted a sell out end-of-financial-year cocktail party at CGallery in New Farm last week.

“It has been a very successful year for the GLBN and only fitting we celebrate with a cocktail party,” GLBN president Troy Quaife said.

“We have lifted our membership to now exceed 80 people and we continue to grow each time we hold an event.”

Quaife said he believed it was more important then ever to be supporting businesses that support the community, given the current political climate in Queensland.

“Don’t support businesses that don’t support our community. Network the room and meet people who can provide your products and services and support them,” he said.

Last week’s cocktail party also saw the GLBN launch their community partnership program, which gives other not-for-profit associations the opportunity to promote their community groups to members and guests at GLBN events.

Healthy Communities were given the opportunity to partner at the event, providing them with an opportunity to speak about how the community can help them after recent changes announced by the Queensland Government.

Healthy Communities executive director Paul Martin addressed members and guests outlining how Healthy Communities support is not limited to HIV prevention.

“Many people assume the sole purpose of our organisation is HIV prevention, however we have a number of other support programs we provide such as looking at increased rates of cancer within the LGBTIQ community and mental health among other things,” he said.

Entry to Fruits with a Twist is free for members, $10 for non members.


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