freedom2b Sydney June Meeting

Friday June 3rd, 2016 7:00 PM

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Being Gay And Jewish

Special Guest Speaker Kim Gotlieb

All faith groups have varying attitudes to LGBTI issues, and cultural attitudes add to the complexity.

This month, we’ll be learning how to view these issues from a Jewish perspective as we welcome special guest speaker Kim Gotlieb to share  some of his fascinating journey and broad experience.

Kim is part of Dayenu – the Jewish LGBTI group in Sydney. He is a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and coach, with extensive experience helping LGBTI people.

This is a freedom2b night not to be missed.

WHEN: Friday, June 3rd 2016
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 talk, please 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 [email protected]

Freedom2b June Meeting- “Here I am”

Friday June 17th, 2016 7:30 PM

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For our June meeting  we will be viewing this newly-released Australian documentary, “Here I Am” about gay-&-lesbian people from faith backgrounds.

Well-produced and expertly edited, this series of interviews with gay and lesbian people, along with some of their parents and some of their children, present a clear alternative to some of the cruel recent propaganda.

We are thrilled to be joined by the Executive Producer John Wallace for a Q&A following the film.

Bound to an amazing night and not to be missed. Once you see this film, you will want to share it around and we’ll tell you how.

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.

We welcome you to also join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra, to continue the conversation.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email [email protected] or call Michelle 0403987723

Freedom2b Melbourne- September Outer East Feast!

Monday September 5th, 2016 6:30 PM

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We hope you can join us for our September Outer east Feast!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend these social nights and bring along family (including the kids!) and friends.  If you live in the outer east or find it difficult to get to a freedom2b meeting for whatever reason or you just enjoy connecting with those who can relate to your journey and love italian food these nights are for you! The dinners are run with all the same guidelines as a regular chapter meeting (a safe space) without the speaker/discussion component. PLUS they will be family friendly so children can attend!

Monday 5th September at 6:30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

RSVP to Matt Glover @ [email protected] or 0478 651 951. Children welcome!

 

 

Freedom2b Melbourne- July Outer East Feast!

Monday July 4th, 2016 6:30 PM

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We hope you can join us for our July Outer east Feast!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend these social nights and bring along family (including the kids!) and friends.  If you live in the outer east or find it difficult to get to a freedom2b meeting for whatever reason or you just enjoy connecting with those who can relate to your journey and love italian food these nights are for you! The dinners are run with all the same guidelines as a regular chapter meeting (a safe space) without the speaker/discussion component. PLUS they will be family friendly so children can attend!

Monday  4th July at 6:30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

RSVP to Matt Glover @ [email protected] or 0478 651 951. Children welcome!

 

 

 

 

Freedom2b Melbourne Outer East Feast!

Monday May 2nd, 2016 6:30 PM

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We are pleased to have our second Outer East Feast for the year coming up! Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend these social nights and bring along family (including the kids!) and friends.  If you live in the outer east or find it difficult to get to a freedom2b meeting for whatever reason or you just enjoy connecting with those who can relate to your journey and love italian food these nights are for you! The dinners are run with all the same guidelines as a regular chapter meeting (a safe space) without the speaker/discussion component. PLUS they will be family friendly so children can attend!

Monday 2nd May at 6:30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

RSVP to Matt Glover @ [email protected] or 0478 651 951. Children welcome!

 

Freedom2b Melbourne May Meeting- An Evening with Padriag O’Tuama

Friday May 20th, 2016 7:30 PM

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We are thrilled to have Pádraig O’Tuama as our guest speaker all the way from Ireland. Padriag is a poet, group facilitator, theologian and mediator. He speaks, writes and facilitates conversations on: diversity in religious texts, LGBT lives and stories, communication, storytelling and the role of arts in public life.

Padriag joined us a few years ago and it was a truly memorable evening! This is a night not to be missed!

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.

We welcome you to also join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra, to continue the conversation.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email [email protected] or call Michelle 0403987723

freedom2b Sydney May Meeting

Friday May 6th, 2016 7:00 PM

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For our May meeting in Sydney, we are viewing this newly-released Australian documentary, “Here I Am” about gay-&-lesbian people from faith backgrounds.

Well-produced and expertly edited, this series of interviews with gay and lesbian people, along with some of their parents and some of their children, present a clear alternative to some of the cruel recent propaganda.

The Executive Producer and some of the cast will also be in attendance for a Q&A following the film.

Bound to an amazing night and not to be missed. Once you see this film, you will want to share it around and we’ll tell you how.

Everybody, new or old, are welcome. Please make contact with us before hand if nervous about coming along.

WHEN: Friday, May 6th 2016
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 film, please 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 [email protected]

Freedom2b Melbourne April Meeting- “I’m not Joan of Arc- Not yet”

Friday April 15th, 2016 7:30 PM
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  “I don’t wanna talk about it right now
Just hold me while I cry my eyes out
I’m not Joan of Arc, not yet
I can’t be a superhero right now
Even hearts made out of steel can break down
I’m not Joan of Arc, not yet
I’m only human”Over and over we hear, and read, messages about how we must continuously take up our swords and fight like warriors. As LGBTI people of faith we do have a lot of things we need to fight for, but there are times when the fight gets so rough that we have to retreat to a safe place, put down our sword, and recuperate from the battle.
Please join Jason and Cath McKinney as they lead a discussion about what it means to make sure you are safe, and how you can be best fit for the battles we will innevitably face as LGBTI people of faith.Because there are sure to be some “triggers” during this, we will be having a ten, or twenty, minute mindfulness exercise, with Gwen, to make sure that we leave the event in the best frame of mind.

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.

We welcome you to also join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra, to continue the conversation.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email [email protected] or call Michelle 0403987723

freedom2b Sydney April Meeting

Friday April 1st, 2016 7:00 PM

imageThe Marriage Equality Plebicite

As Federal politicians continue to debate the issue of marriage equality in Australia, we begin to wonder where our own views lie and if they are being properly represented.

With the impending plebicite due to take place before the next election, how should we respond? Will this vote be a help or hinderence to the LGBTI community, and what impact might it have on faith based groups?

At our Sydney meeting in April, we’ll be discussing these issues and we hope you’ll join us and put forward your points of view.

WHEN: Friday, April 1st 2016
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 talk, 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 [email protected]

For more information, please contact 0413374650 or email [email protected]

Freedom2 Melbourne March Meeting- Discussion “Embrace your Story”

Friday March 18th, 2016 7:30 PM

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we are rescheduling our “Decluttering your world” topic with Matt Glover to later in the year. We do however have the lovely Gwen Godman joining  us to discuss strategies for embracing your story and connecting with self, even the bits we don’t like! Sure to be an empowering night!

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.

We welcome you to also join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra, to continue the conversation.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email [email protected] or call Michelle 0403987723