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Drop In - Freedom Centre Sessions

Freedom Centre is safe place to meet other young people (under 26) who are LGBTIQQ .

 

Come in and chat, hang out, have fun and get peer support & info from the staff and volunteers if you want it. There's also computers with internet access, a library full of info, interesting reads and corny gay fiction! We also do activities like games, craft, zine-making, and heaps more at various drop-in sessions.



When to drop in


There are several sessions and times when you can drop-in.  See our  Calendar for session times and special events. FC is always closed on public Holidays and between Xmas and New Year, so from 24th December 2017 until the 2nd January 2018 (inclusive).


Please note who the monthly sessions are for, as some are for specific groups so aren't all open to all LGBTIQQ young people.

 

Calendar

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  Freespace – Wednesdays 5-8pm & Fridays 4–8pm weekly – a session for all people under 26 who are LGBTIQQ
 

Outspace - 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 12pm-5pm – a session for all people under 26 who are LGBTIQQ. These sessions are often activity-based so come along to try something new, get active and have fun!
 

GenderQ – 1st Thursday of the month 5–8pm – a session for all people under 30 who are intersex, trans, and/or gender diverse and questioning their gender and/or sex assigned at birth.
 

QCulture
- 3rd Thursday of the month 5–8pm – a drop-in session for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse young people who are LGBTIQQ.

 
Junior aGender - on the last Monday of every month 5-8pm -    a session for young people 18 & under who are intersex, trans, and/or gender diverse and their families. Scheduled for Mondays 29th May, 26th June, 31st July, 28th August, Tuesday 26th September, 30th October, 27th November, 18th December 2017.
 
 

 Check out our Calendar, Weekly enews and FCYeah.tumblr.com for all session and event details

 

Where to find us93 Brisbane St Northbridge PERTH 6000 (near the corner of Beaufort St)

p: (08) 9228 0354
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Check out our Contact Page for more details on how to get here.

 

Who can come along & how

Anyone who is under 26 and are LGBTIQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Queer, otherwise diverse in their sexuality and/or gender, or Questioning their sexuality, and/or gender)!

 

Any friends, family or other support people are also welcome to come to check the centre out, support their loved one, and get info and support from the FC staff and volunteers. We know it's important for some young people first attending the drop-in centre to bring someone for support and we encourage it! We ask support people over the age of 26 to refrain from attending the youth-owned drop-in space more than a couple of times or for extended periods of time, out of respect for the youth-owned space. Although arrangements can be made with FC Staff for individual circumstances.

 

Drop-in! It’s a free service and everyone is welcome anytime we’re open; so long as you respect the centre and the people in it. We have some Safe Space Responsibilities centred around this expectation of respect that we ask everyone to stick to;

 

FC Responsibilities & Rules

  • Respect other people, their personal space, privacy and their property at the Centre. Use respectful language: no put-downs, threats or discrimination against any person or group and give content and trigger warnings
  • Respect the space and clean & tidy up any mess made
  • Respect ourselves: smoke, drug & alcohol free zone. If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol we ask that you don’t use the FC Safe Space. We don't encourage smoking, drug and alcohol use in the FC safe space, though we provide information to reduce any potential health risks of using these.
  • Participate in the set activity as best you can
  • Be inclusive of all people at the Centre
  • No cuddling, kissing or intimate touching as it can make some people feel uncomfortable or left out. 
  • Don’t use the centre just to meet people for dating: it’s a no pick up zone
  • Follow directions of FC Staff/ Volunteers at all times

 

Freedom Centre can only work if everyone agrees  to put these ideas into practice. To make sure Freedom Centre is a Safe Space people who behave in ways that don’t uphold these Responsibilities will be asked to leave.