Combined Gathering Hosted by Kinship – Supported by Freedom2b

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

Program:

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

Saturday 9:30am: –  runs all day

Sunday: – a social get together

Speakers:

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 :)

Freedom2b Melbourne Social Event – Strike Bowling/Lasertag Followed By Pancake Parlour

Saturday October 25th, 2014 2:30 PM

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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.

*EVENT OPEND TO EVERYONE THAT FEELS YOUNG AT HEART*

Cost:
Bowling
1 game $14
2 games $24
Lasertag
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

Freedom2b Melbourne September Meeting- Doco film Presentation -”Out in the Open”

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

freedom2b Sydney September Meeting

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.

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

Freedom2[b] Perth: September Meeting: Special Guest Speaker Ian Tozer

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.

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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.

AFL Grand Final 2014 Fundraiser Social Event!

Saturday September 27th, 2014 12:30 PM

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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

 

Freedom2b Perth: August Meeting: “And the Band Played On.”

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!

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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 Brisbane August Meeting

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

imageBully

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:

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

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

freedom2b Sydney August Meeting

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.

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

Freedom2b Melbourne -September Outer East Feast!

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!