Wellington’s annual fundraising event Fabulunch is back again this May and raising funds for the newly established LGBTI youth initiative, OuterSpaces. Lily Loud Mouth, Blue Virtue and drag performers including HuGO Grrrl are among the entertainers for the lunch and live music will fill Portofino restaurant as guests arrive. To get to know the charity you will be helping, the OuterSpaces team will talk about the work they do for our LGBTI communities and young people, and what sorts of support they’re in need of. Organiser Jac lynch says “It's important for us to actively show our support for the groups working with young people. Most of these groups are seriously underfunded and run by volunteers, often from the same age group that they are supporting. “They are dealing at the hard end of experience that young people face around isolation and discrimination due to their age, sexual orientation or gender identity. “ I feel that older generations cannot abdicate responsibility in supporting these young people in whatever way we can. It's very easy to hide our heads in the sand and think someone else is handling it, or I've already done my bit. But there are many of us who still can offer support and perhaps just need encouragement or an opportunity to do so.” There will be a raffle with prizes including $1000 hamper of make-up donated by JOYS of London, two nights at the City Cottages, that have been generously donated by businesses, most of which are LGBTI owned or operated. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children, which will cover the cost of the lunch and those attending will be encouraged to support OuterSpaces by entering into the raffle and donating what they can. Anyone wishing to donate but unable to attend the event can email Jac at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Friday, 13th May 2016 - 8:14am
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