Friday August 1st, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

imageThe Parenting Desire

At some point in our journey, we find ourselves asking if we want to be parents. But what are the options open to us as LGBTI people?

At our next meeting, we’ll be tackling the difficult issues we face if we decide to raise kids. What kind of pressure do we face, and what does the research tell us about how a child develops who is raised by same-sex parents?

A discussion not to be missed.

WHEN: Friday, August 1st 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 meeting location: MAP

After the discussion, 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 July 21, 2014

Friday August 1st, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In Recognition of the recent International AIDS Conference 2014 in Melbourne

And the Band Played On

This Movie is a MUST SEE movie.

HIV hasn’t gone away. Now, more than ever, we cannot afford to become complacent. There is the potential to eradicate this virus in the Western World. But, this effort will be hampered by carelessness and a disregard for personal responsibility.

Many within the GLBTI community today have little or no awareness of the struggle that occoured just to get AIDS acknowledged; let alone the work needed to identify HIV as the cause.

This is the story of the first years of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and focuses on three key elements.

Dr. Don Francis, an immunologist with experience in eradicating smallpox and containing the Ebola virus.

The gay community in San Francisco  divided on the nature of the disease and what should be done about it.

Finally, the film deals with the International politics and the rivalry between Dr. Robert Gallo, the American virologist who claimed to have previously discovered the first retrovirus and his French counterpart at the Pasteur Institute, Dr. Luc Montagnier and his team. A struggle that led to disputed claims about who was first to identify HIV that became commonly known as the AIDS virus.

This movie is filled with some of Hollywood’s finest from Matthew Modine and Alan Alda to Lilly Tomlin and Sir Ian McKeller (Gandalf).

See you there!


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 July 28, 2014

Friday August 8th, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Facing bullying and bigotry on a daily basis is something that none of us ever hope to go through. Unfortunately however, it still exists.

Following the lives of five students in the United States, this amazing documentary highlights the suffering that many still go through even today, and sometimes with tragic consequences.

WHEN: Friday, August 8th 2014
TIME: 6:30pm  for 7pm start
WHERE: QuAC Building, 30 Helen Street, Teneriffe (Training Room through roller door)

Click on “MAP” for a map to the meeting location:


After the meeting, you are welcome to join us for a drink or dinner at the nearby Emporium Mecca Bar.


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

Posted by Shane Cathcart on July 25, 2014

Friday August 15th, 2014 7:30 PM

A Mother and Son Story of Reconciliationreece and mum and Hope!

Guest Speakers- Reece Bektas and his mother Sue will share their very special journey. A mother  who raised a special child but didn’t want to come to terms with her son being gay. Sue speaks of her journey of understanding as there was more to it than what was spoken about at their Seventh Day Adventist Church. A son who goes through challenges of feeling he needs to change by hanging in wrong crowds to be someone else.

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 July 27, 2014

Sunday August 24th, 2014 12:00 PM


Freedom2b Melbourne Youth are hosting a special screening of the movie Seventh Gay Adventists. But ALL are welcome.

Come along and witness a movie that shows 3 stories of people in same-sex relationships that are still attending church and being who they are. Like all of us we all go through challenges and this movie best describes in all sorts of ways,  being a Christian and being gay.


* Location to be announced at a later date *

To see the trailor for this movie go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03hVnSH65v4

Any Questions contact David on 0408 070 282 or Reece on 0400 617 626

Hope you guys can come along and feel inspired! :)

Posted by Linda on July 17, 2014

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 6:30 PM

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Our Melbourne chapter has grown significantly over the last five years, with people travelling long distances to attend the monthly meetings in the city. A number of people travel from the outer East, hence we have created a social f2b get together to strengthen the connections that have already been made, plus make some new ones with those that are not able to make the Melbourne meetings.These dinners are run with all the same guidelines as a regular chapter meeting, but will not have the speaker/discussion component. PLUS they are family friendly so children can attend. Up to date the nights have been well attended and we have had some great feedback, so I hope you can come along.

Note the Dinners are now on Tuesday Nights.

The details for the September outer eastern f2b dinner: Tuesday 2nd September,  6.30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

RSVP to Matt Glover @ matt@mgacounselling.com.au or 0478 651 951. Children welcome!

Posted by Linda on July 17, 2014