To help fundraise for the Minus18 Queer Formal in Sydney, ST. ALi will be hosting an evening at their flagship South Melbourne store, on Wednesday, June 19.
This will be a night of drinks and cool conversation, where people of any background can learn about coffee in a safe and approachable environment, while helping raise money for an important cause. Lucy Ward, ST. ALi’s green bean procurement specialist, talks about the new special release Panama Gesha, and Minus18 will be speaking on the importance of the Queer Formal.
Panama Gesha is a rare and exciting coffee, with $5 from each coffee pack sold and all proceeds from limited edition pins and stickers going to Minus18. All available online at stali.com.au, ST. ALi in South Melbourne, and Sensory Lab stores on Collins and Bourke streets.
The Queer Formal is a night for 500 LGBTIQ youth to attend a queer-inclusive and life-affirming event. It’s more than just a night of incredible music, artists, dancing and celebration—for most LGBTIQ youth, it’s the one night of the year where they take their partner of choice, wear the clothes they feel most comfortable in, allowing them to be themselves. ST. ALi’s support for the Minus18 Queer Formal will help deliver more than 200 tickets for free to young people all around Sydney.
This event is held by Minus18, Australia’s national organisation for LGBTIQ youth. Minus18 is young people smashing homophobia. biphobia and transphobia through events, resources and workshops. Minus18 hosted the Queer Formal for 500 youth earlier this year in Melbourne, and they’re now looking to bring the event back to Sydney and Adelaide in 2019. Since 2010, over 5,000 young people have attended the Queer Formal across Australia.
Entry: gold coin donation
ST. ALI x Minus18 Coffee Launch
Wednesday 19 June 7-10pm
12-18 Yarra Place