Midsumma Pride March 2015- Come one …Come all!!!

Sunday February 1st, 2015 2:00 PM

pride

 

 

We have a great way to kick off the year with the Melbourne Pride March coming up on Sunday 1st February. Please put this date into your diaries as we would love for you to come along and march with us!

What: Pride March Victoria 2015. The aim of the march is to recognize and celebrate the people and events that inspire the courage, solidarity, diversity and strong sense of community of Victoria’s LGBTI people. This year Pride March will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary, so be sure you are there to show your colours!  Whilst we call it a march, we enthusiastically encourage dancing, singing, strutting, catwalking and voguing!!! If you have any percussion instruments such as whistles, tambourines, drums bring them along!!

When: Sunday 1st February 2015 from 12pm onwards (the march commences at 2pm)

Where: Participants should arrive at the park on the corner of Lakeside Drive and Fitzroy Street, St Kilda from 12:30pm (midday) onwards. Look out for the sign Freedom2b and assemble there. Please ensure you have a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes as the march is 1km in length at an easy walking pace.

RSVP: The event is free so just turn up!

After the march concludes in the Catani Gardens there will be some speeches and a concert. There will be bars, entertainment, and food available throughout Catani Gardens. The MCV Community Village will also be situated in the Gardens for your enjoyment.  OR come and join us at Barney Allen’s - 14 Fitzroy St St Kilda from 3.30pm onwards (we have reserved a spot for f2b). If you are not up to marching just come and watch and met us afterwards.

It has always been a really fun day and very community focused. We would love to have a strong freedom2b contingent so please try to come along.

 

If you have any questions please call Linda on 0430045585

Freedom2b- Perth – Christmas Celebration

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

 

christmas-decorationWell, it’s hard to believe that it’s come around so quickly. It was only January the other day.

For our Christmas celebration this year we will be dining at U&I 24hr Pho on the corner of William and Francis Sts Northbridge. This place has been good to us over the past year and provides good food at a reasonable price.

If you have, or you also know of someone who has, attended Freedom2b in Perth over the past couple of years. Get along to this fun event and let someone else know who might be out of touch; the more the merrier.

As it is a very busy season for restaurants at this time of year It would be good tone able to confirm rough numbers with them by Wednesday 3 Dec. There will always be some contingency as sometimes people forget to call. However, it would be really great if you could let us know you are coming by 3 Dec 5pm on the numbers provided below.

We can discuss plans for next year, share ideas regarding future meetings and look at the possibility of an event some time in January.

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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.

U&I

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.

Freedom2b Perth: Out in the Open

Friday November 7th, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

out in the openOut in the Open will, once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This uplifting documentary is geared towards at risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers. Featuring interviews with celebrities, politicians, and everyday allies who openly embrace the LGBTQ community, this feel-good film asserts that no single person is the same and that all people should be celebrated.

This Documentary was so popular that when it was released on dvd it sold out within 5 hours.

The Documentary runs for approximately 90 mins and is sure to provide some great points for discussion.

As our last formal meeting for the year would be wonderful to see as many faces as possible at this meeting and we will also be able to plan our Christmas function that will be on Friday 5 December.

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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.

U&I

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.

freedom2b Sydney End Of Year Christmas Dinner

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

chedi-thaiIt’s been another amazing year for freedom2b, and to bring 2014 to a close we are heading for dinner at Chedi Thai in Newtown. We hope you’ll join us for some great food and company.

Chedi Thai’s menu can be found here: MENU

Order your own, or maybe get together with a few others and enjoy a very filling banquet. Looking forward to seeing you there.

WHEN: Friday, December 5th 2014
TIME: 7.00pm onwards
WHERE: Chedi Thai – 74 King Street, Newtown

Click on MAP for the location: MAP

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

freedom2b Sydney November Meeting

Friday November 7th, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1956703_10152844199887392_4751118983946907101_oDeconstructing Our Binary Code

We all have our own view of others that we have learned from the experieces we have faced in our journey’s. But we can at times find ourselves holding prejudices toward those that just don’t “fit” .

Our binary code can be seen as a social boundary that discourages people from crossing or mixing with those that fall outside our comfort zone.

For our November meeting we’ll be having an in depth discussion about how we perceive those around us and explore the possibilities of going about changing our views of others.

WHEN: Friday, November 7th 2014
TIME: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
WHERE: ACON Building, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Click on MAP for the location: MAP

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

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. STAY AS LITTLE OR AS LONG AS YOU LIKE.

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

F2b Melbourne- Christmas Celebration Dinner!

Friday November 21st, 2014 7:00 PM

Christmas balls in a row

 

 

NOTE- CHANGE OF VENUE!

It’s that time of year again when we gather together and have a dinner to celebrate the year and break for a couple of months.

To celebrate 2014 we will be gathering for a meal at The Yorkshire (Stingo) Hotel, for a meal and some awesome company and conversation!!. Please bring along a $10 unisex gift for the Kris Kringle.
Friday, November 21st

The Yorkshire Stingo Hotel

48 Hoddle St, Abbotsford, 3067

On the Cnr Langridge  and Hoddle st

7pm Onwards
RSVP asap and no later than Friday 7th November by emailing melbourne@freedom2b.org or text 0430045585

 

F2b Melbourne -Outer East Feast!

Tuesday November 11th, 2014 6:30 PM

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.

The details for the outer eastern f2b dinner: Tuesday 11th November,  6.30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

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

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Freedom2b Melbourne October Meeting- Straight Allies Journey from Pente to Pride….

Friday October 17th, 2014 7:30 PM

Hope you can join us for a very special Night with Guest Speakers Nicole Connor and Lynn Moresi

Both Nicole and Lynn have pentecostal faith backgrounds.

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

It is a night NOT to be missed

Hope to see you there!!

 

 

 

Freedom2b Perth: Discussion – How do we deal with Bullying? and Our 2nd Birthday

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.