Special freedom2b Event – Night Before Mardi Gras BBQ

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Our next Sydney meeting will be a Special freedom2b BBQ the evening before we march in the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras. It will be a time for all local, interstate and overseas freedom2b’ers along with family and friends to come together and celebrate the message we are about to send.

We are also privileged to welcome Anthony Venn-Brown along as our special guest speaker for the night who will be talking on “Behind The Scenes Of freedom2b’s First Mardi Gras”.

Anthony was a leader in the Assemblies of God and a high profile preacher in Australia’s mega-churches. In 1991 he resigned from the ministry and came out. After publication of his bestselling autobiography ‘A Life of Unlearning’ 1,000’s of gay and lesbian people from Christian backgrounds were enabled to find resolution of the perceived conflict between their faith and sexuality.

Freedom2b was co-founded by Anthony in 2005 and quickly became Australia’s leading organisation for people from LGBT backgrounds. His work during this time contributed to the decline in ‘ex-gay’ programs in Australia.

Following his departure from Freedom2b, Anthony founded and is now directing Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International (ABBI) which is committed to ending unnecessary suffering resulting from ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender diversity. He continues to empower LGBT community members, build bridges with the Church and provide resources.

Who can come?

* ALL freedom2b Parade participants who have registered to march (Essential as this is when you receive T-shirts and instructions for marching in parade the following day.)
* freedom2b regulars and others in town for MG
* Guests who are interested in knowing more about Freedom2b

What do I bring?

* Nothing, The night has been catered for.

How much will it cost?

* There is a small cost of $10 per person. This covers catering and venue hire.

When: Friday 2nd March 2012

Program:

7.00pm – People start arriving and dinner is served.
8:30pm – Anthony’s talk, Mardi Gras breifing, Mardi Gras marching packs collection
9:30pm – Socialising
10:30pm – Close

Where: Redfern Oval Community Room, Redfern Park (Chalmers Street side, above the café next to the grandstand)

Google maps:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=redfern+park&hl=en&ved=0CBcQpQY&ei=TmvgTOWbMJa-vAPGmKTxAw&vps=3&jsv=293b&sll=-33.894545%2C151.206237&sspn=0.268418%2C0.700052&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=1081283275369091040&iwloc=A&sa=X

Is it too late for me to register to join the parade group?

Registrations close on Friday February 17th 2012. If you are still interested in marching with Freedom2b in the Mardi Gras, please visit http://f2bmg2012.eventbrite.com/

For further queries please email [email protected] or phone 0409 243 009