freedom2b Sydney September Meeting

Friday September 4th, 2015 7:00 PM

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We all struggle with adversity and face pretty big obstacles as we travel on our journey. Resilience is a quality that allows us to carry on despite the opposition we face. It can be hard to find at times and we risk letting stress and anxiety consume us.

How do we carry on when it seems so much is against us?

For our meeting in September, we’ll be discussing how we can keep resilience forefront when it’s needed most.

WHEN: Friday, September 4th 2015
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 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 [email protected]

Freedom2b Outer East Feast!!

Monday September 7th, 2015 6:30 PM

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Our Melbourne chapter has grown significantly over the last few 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 on Monday 7th September,  6.30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

Please RSVP text or call  Gwen Godman 0499772642. Children welcome!

Freedom2b Melbourne September Meeting- Guest speaker Ayman Barbaresco!

Friday September 18th, 2015 7:30 PM

AymanHope you can join us for our September meeting to hear an inspiring story form an amazing human being!

Ayman Barbaresco is a young man with the world at his feet. After being diagnosed with a neurological disorder at birth, scoliosis and two brain tumours as well as cancer this guy has one amazing story to share! Ayman looks forward to getting you off your seat and ready to face anything. Here are some links for more info on Ayman http://www.ctf.org.au/ayman-vic/ and https://www.facebook.com/Aymanbarbaresco?__mref=message_bubble

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 Linda on 0430045585

Hope to see you there!

Freedom2b Melbourne August Meeting -Guest Speaker Luke Gahan

Friday August 21st, 2015 7:30 PM

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Heaven Bent with Luke Gahan

This month, Friday August 21st, we are delighted to have Luke Gahan, co-author of the book, “Heaven Bent”, as our guest speaker.

Luke is currently the Victorian Director at the National LGBTI Health Alliance, casual lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Executive member of the Australian Sociological Association. He currently lives in Ballarat with his partner, Patrick. In 2013, Luke co-authored a great book with Tiffany Jones, called “Heaven Bent – Queer talk about religion and spirituality” and this month Melbourne Freedom2b is delighted to have Luke come and speak to us about his book and his own spiritual journey and where it has taken him.

“Heaven Bent” is available at one of our major sponsors, Hares and Hyenas bookshop, in Johnson Street and through Amazon.com but you may be lucky enough to purchase yourself a copy of the book on the night, so bring along some cash.

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 Linda on 0430045585

Hope to see you there!

 

 

August 7: Perth Chapter: Movie Night: ‘The Sum of Us’

Friday August 7th, 2015 7:00 PM to 11:00 AM

This Month we will be sitting back and watching a movie.

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The 1994 movie portrayal of the Australian stage play written by David Stevens.  For those who remember Jack Thompson in one of his first films “Sunday too Far Away” There is an ‘Homage’ to the washing room scene from that movie in the opening credits of this one.

Harry (Jack Thompson), a middle-aged father who suffered through the death of his wife, is ready to get back into dating. Harry shares a home with his gay son, Jeff (Russell Crowe), who is also looking for a serious relationship. Harry and Jeff, who are very close, decide to help each another look for potential partners. Jeff finds a boyfriend who is still in the closet, and Harry begins dating Joyce (Deborah Kennedy). She has a bias against gays, which puts Harry in a tough spot.

This is a movie that both entertains and brings home a very important message about how we see ourselves, as well as how we judge ourselves in the midst of our surroundings.

“For me it was my “Coming out” Movie; I was studying teaching at Notre Dame Australia at the time it came out. I would go to see the film with a friend and going out for coffee afterwards would discern ‘where they were at’ with the subject matter. I would then use it as the opportunity to inform them I was Gay. It was a great tool to elicit a favourable response, even from some of those who would otherwise have responded differently before seeing the movie.” (Graham D-M F2b Perth Chapter Leader.)

Come along to this showing and bring friends. Perhaps you can choose to use it in a similar fashion to Graham, if there is someone you might like to engage in discussion.

Come and show your support for F2b this month of August.

In September we have been able to reschedule our June Guest Speaker: Misty Farquhar. Keep that date secured in your diaries. there will be more information regarding this even following in the next few weeks.

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For further information please contact Graham via eMail: [email protected]
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

U&I

We will go to “U&I 24hr Pho restaurant” for Coffee and chat after this important discussion. 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. Yes it is open once again.

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 August Meeting

Friday August 7th, 2015 7:00 PM to 11:00 AM

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Guest Speaker Wayne Chilver

Coming up at our next Sydney chapter meeting, we are pleased to have Wayne Chilver as our special guest speaker. In his talk Wayne will discuss the implications of simply being liked for our faith and our relationships.

Working as a counselor for Relationships Australia, Wayne was raised as a preacher’s kid in Western Sydney hailing from a small Wesleyan congregation.

After being married and having three children, he began the process of reconciling faith & sexuality after hearing a radio broadcast by French philosopher René Girard, and over a period of time decided to come out.

His journey led him to meet gay Catholic theologian James Alison, who is the inspiration for his talk next month which will help us see that God not only loves us, but likes us which give us the freedom to become who we have always been.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for Q&A on any relationship questions you may have always wanted answers to.

Bound to be a wonderful night and not to be missed!

WHEN: Friday, August 7th 2015
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 at the nearby Royal Exhibition Hotel for more socialising.

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

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

Freedom 2b Melbourne does Sundaylicious- Social Event

Sunday August 2nd, 2015 3:00 PM

SundayliciousHope you can join us for  social get together at Sundaylicious on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at The Long Room 162-168 Colins St Melbourne. For more info you can go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1146418558717891/

We will be there from 3pm. You can stay as little or as long as you like! If you like you can let us know as you are arriving and we can meet you at the door!

Don’t feel you are on your own. If you have any questions you can contact Linda on 0430045585 or Michelle on 0403987723

Hope to see you there!!

 

 

Freedom2b Brisbane Brunch

Saturday July 11th, 2015 10:00 AM

Brunch brunch brunch

Come join us for brunch a good company. A friendly catch up to meet people like you. LGBT people from religious backgrounds.

This is a no stress, no cruising, anonymous, friendly and safe event.

Where: Coffee Club Brisbane Square (244 – 246 George St, Brisbane CBD)
When: Sat 11 July, 10 AM

If you don’t know us, I’ll be wearing a black T-Shirt with ‘F2B’ on the bank and ‘All you need is Love’ on the front, or message us using the link above.

For those who are regulars, please be mindful that there may be people joining us who are still in the closet and might be nervous about eating with a queer group.

Freedom2b Melbourne July Meeting- Discussion Night – “Exploring Comm-Unity”

Friday July 17th, 2015 7:30 PM

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As we continue along the coming out theme,  we are pleased to have Gwen Godman facilitating a discussion exploring the Journey of Community. Such a powerful concept that not only brings people together but brings healing and a greater sense of self.

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 Linda on 0430045585

Hope to see you there!!

Freedom2b Melbourne- Outer East Feast Next Week!!!

Monday July 6th, 2015 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.

The details for the outer eastern f2b dinner on Monday 6th July,  6.30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

Please RSVP text or call  Gwen Godman 0499772642. Children welcome!