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 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

imageSex & The Sinner: The Mental Health Impact OF Religious Prejudice on LGBTI People

Special Guest Speaker Bibs Sowe

For our chapter meeting in October, we are pleased to be joined by special guest speaker Bibs Sowe. Bibs has been working for several years on a series of doctorate research projects specifically uncovering the real-world mental health impacts of religious prejudice on LGBTI people.

From growing up on a farm in rural Australia amidst conservative religious circles, he went to living and working in the middle of West Africa where the very real threat of death or life imprisonment for homosexuality continues to exist.

Bibs has a background working as a pastor, community worker, and small business manager overseas, and now currently works as an academic/research scientist in psychology at Macquarie University.

Bibs will show us  a presentation on the general progress (and gaps) of knowledge in the field to date, and will outline the findings of his recently published scientific study in this area. He will also offer an exclusive first glimpse into some new preliminary data from an exciting large-scale research project that he recently conducted in the United States.

We look forward to welcoming Bibs back to freedom2b to listen to his incredible insights. Please join us as his talk is not to be missed.

WHEN: Friday, October 3rd 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 talk, 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 September 17, 2014

Friday October 3rd, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

After the success of our previous discussion meetings we will consider a new topic at the October meeting.

How do we deal with Bullying?

This will be an opportunity to share some of your success stories as well as some of your not so successful stories.  There will be an opportunity to workshop ideas and tactics that could prove useful for future situations.

More detail will follow:

Rainbow Cake

The October meeting is our second Birthday as a chapter and so all past present and those contemplating attending are invited to come and have a great night with Bev and Graham as we celebrate a very important milestone.

There will be cake and we will go on to U&I 24 Pho for supper afterwards.

We Look forward to seeing you there.


Posted by Graham Douglas-Meyer on September 21, 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.

Address: Cowlishaw House, 37 Cordelia Street, South Brisbanesize_550x415_FB Header Background2


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 September 16, 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 0408 070 282 or Reece on 0400 617 626

RSVP: Saturday 18th October 2014

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

Posted by Reece on September 16, 2014

Saturday March 7th, 2015 3:00 PM

promo1If you have ever marched with freedom2b in Mardi Gras, you will know how much fun the night is. If you haven’t, it’s an experience you will never forget.

In 2015, freedom2b will be marching for the eighth time in the Sydney Mardi Gras, the worlds most renowned LGBTI pride event. We invite you to join us for a night of celebration.

Further details, including how to register and be a part of our group, will be announced here soon, so keep checking back.

If you are planning to join us from overseas, here is a general idea of what the weekend will look like.

Friday March 6th 2015 – 7pm

Special freedom2b dinner. Taking place the night before Mardi Gras, we will be having a BBQ where you can meet others who will be marching with you in our group as well as pick up your marching pack, which contains your group t-shirt and all the essential information you will need on the day.

Saturday March 7th 2015  

(Times to be confirmed closer to the day)

3pm (approx) – Freedom2b Mardi Gras 2015 attendees will assemble at a meeting point and prepare to move into the parade marshaling area.

3.30pm (approx) – Freedom2b Mardi Gras 2015 attendees leave the meeting point and move into the parade marshaling area.

8pm – Mardi Gras Parade begins.

To view photos of our entries from previous years, please use the links below.

Photos of 2009

Photos of 2010

Photos of 2011

Photos of 2012

Photos of 2013

For more information, please email events@freedom2b.org or call Shane on 0413 374 650

Posted by Shane Cathcart on September 8, 2014