Friday September 5th, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Ian Tozer is Western Australian and He has been a supporter of gay and lesbian people since the 1970s.  Descended from settlers on the Parmelia Ian is married to Marianne and has three sons. Ian has been a great supporter of Freedom2b since the start of the Perth Chapter in 2012.

He was ordained in 1982 and, apart from a year as a School Chaplain, he served in congregations for nineteen years: in the wheat belt of W.A., Perth suburban and central city congregations and in a central city congregation in AdelaiIan Tozerde.

He completed most of his schooling in Collie, before study English and Philosophy at the U.W.A.  While still a student, he candidated as a minister of the Presbyterian Church, although he completed his training in the Uniting Church.

Although he had a “year off” as a public servant in 1979, most of his working life has been as a minister.

In 2002, he took some years away from working as a minister while studying and then returned to a non-congregational ministry in the Uniting Church in W.A., first in a position working with congregations and ministers before moving to serve the educational ministries in the Church.

He enjoys reading and has wide interests.  In recent years, he and Marianne have travelled each year.

Ian has a very important message to share regarding why he, as a straight, Uniting Church Minister, has been such strong supporter of GLBTIQ people.

We look forward to seeing you at this meeting and ask you to come along to show your support for one of our all important allies.


For further information please contact Graham via eMail: perth@freedom2b.org
or call Graham on: 0405 285 233 or Bev on: 0407 778 201.

For further updates join us on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Freedom2bPerth

Remember to invite friends and family who you think would benefit from this discussion.


We will go to “U&I 24hr Pho restaurant” for Coffee and chat after the film. U&I is located on the corner of Francis and William St in Northbridge. Even if you can’t make the meeting itself please feel free to join us for coffee.

The Northbridge Piazza community Centre is located on the Corner of James and Lake Streets Northbridge, underneath and behind the Giant screen in the Piazza.

Posted by Graham Douglas-Meyer on August 22, 2014

Friday September 5th, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

imageThe Wise Kids

Life is full of change and transition and the choices we make during these times can shape our destiny. When our futures seem wide open, there are only questions and no answers.

Such is the theme of the film “The Wise Kids”, a vivid coming of age drama set in South Carolina. It features three main characters in the space between high school and college as they face their doubts and search for freedom.

We hope to see you along to watch this incredible film with us.

WHEN: Friday, September 5th 2014
TIME: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
WHERE: ACON Building, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Click on MAP for a link to the location: MAP

After the film, you are welcome to join us for a drink or dinner at the nearby Royal Exhibition Hotel.


For more information, please contact Shane on 0413374650 or email events@freedom2b.org

Posted by Shane Cathcart on August 21, 2014

Friday September 19th, 2014 7:30 PM

out in the openHope you can join us for the showing of this rather new documentary made in 2013!

Out In The Open will, for once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This documentary is aimed for at risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers. Out in the Open presents that no single person is the same and that all people should be celebrated. Out in the Open interviews celebrities, politicians, and everyday allies, straight and gay, who openly celebrate the LGBTQ community. These figures will discuss how they coped with stereotypes attached to their sexual orientation by sharing personal experiences of coming to terms with their sexuality. Click here to see the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJZfJAyfWhc

Event Location: Victorian AIDS Council Building, 6 Claremont Street, South Yarra. The entrance is at the side of the building. Just ring the door bell and we will come and let you in. You are welcome to join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email melbinfo@freedom2b.org or call Linda on 0430045585

Posted by Linda on August 21, 2014

Saturday September 27th, 2014 12:30 PM






Kick a goal for others this Grand Final Day!

James & David are hosting a special 2014 Grand Final Day Fundraiser.

There will be footy themed food, a chance to win plenty of prizes and even a competition for the fan best dressed as their favourite player.

Oh, you will also get the chance to watch the Grand Final with others!

Come in your team colours, or dress as Ron Barassi, Chris Judd  or if you can find shorts tight enough even Warwick Capper!

All funds raised will help others in need.

Firstly, you will be helping freedom 2 b’s work preventing harm prevention work with LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds.

Secondly, you will be supporting Ashburton Baptist Church’s work with families in need. (James & David both attend the Ashburton Church)

Date: Saturday, September 27 from 12.30 pm

Address: 2/6 Ruyton St., Camberwell

Cost: $25 or what you can afford (BYO drinks please)

RSVP: Thursday, September 25 to James on 0418 140 402 or email: james.nevein@bigpond.com


Posted by Linda on August 18, 2014

Friday October 3rd, 2014 7:30 PM

Please come to along to our Kinship/Freedom2b/GCN meeting in Brisbane October 3rd-5th. (Labour day weekend for Brisbane and New South Wales)

Hosted by Kinship, Supported by Freedom2b

Location: MCC Church, Brisbane.

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Friday evening 7:30pm: – “Sharing our stories”

Saturday 9:30am: –  runs all day

Sunday: – a social get together


Dr Wendell Rosevear: two talks “Freedom to be Me” and

“Freedom to Love”. Wendell runs Stonewall Clinic in Brisbane. He has a wealth of experience to share.

Ben Cossalter “Identity and self esteem”. Ben is from GCN Brisbane and is a science teacher.

David Coltheart “Gay and still Christian – a gay pastors perspective”. David is currently an associate pastor at MCC Brisbane and was previously an evangelist.

Saturday evening: “Seventh Gay Adventists” movie and discussion. It was after seeing this movie that the pastor at MCC offered their facilities.

Lunch will be at the church facility. Having haystacks – in keeping with the movie!

We will have a shared evening meal before the movie and an update on where the church is currently at on LGBT issues. Bring something to share.

We are inviting our friends from GCN and Freedom2b to share with us. Please encourage others to come along.

For more information contact John Wallace on jowa49@yahoo.com for more details :)

Posted by Reece on August 31, 2014

Saturday October 25th, 2014 2:30 PM


Come along and be social together as we knock down pins and as well tag each other in lasertag at Strike Melbourne Central. Afterwards we will head over to Pancake Parlour for a delicious dinner.


1 game $14
2 games $24
1 game $12
2 games $18

We will work it out on the day on how many games everyone wants to play.

Your friends are more than welcome to come along!

*Special diet options available*

For more information contact David on 0408070282 or Reece on 0400617626

RSVP: Saturday 18th October 2014

Hope to see you there and may the best bowler and tagger win! :D

Posted by Reece on August 25, 2014