As Cellar Door Supervisor and Regional Sales Manager at Howard Park, Ryan is fully immersed in the local wine scene – you can often find him exploring cellar doors and deepening his wine knowledge.
But it’s his passion for LGBTQIA+ representation and education that led to him co-founding Margi Pride with some like-minded friends, who identified the need for a group that connects and advocates for the local queer community. Their goal is to provide a safe space, where inclusivity is celebrated and no one feels left out.
“Margi Pride is also our way of helping educate not just LGBTQIA+ people but also our allies. We are using our social media to highlight incredible queer people who have paved the way for us today. LGBTQIA+ people have not always been able to walk freely, so we are also helping push the ‘Welcome Here’ project which supports businesses and services throughout Australia to create and promote environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities” says Ryan.
Ryan is ‘in-the-know’ and definitely the kind of person who you want to ask for great local spot recommendations, so luckily for us he has shared some of his favourites.