WHEN CAN YOU VISIT US?

Our drop-in sessions are a fantastic opportunity for social support and connection. Young LGBTIQA+ people can come together, meet new people, talk to our peer educators, get information and referrals, and just feel safe to be themselves. All sessions run 4-8pm.

March 2022 notice: Due to C19, all Freedom Centre sessions will be held online via discord until further notice. Find out how to join the sessions further down the page.

FREESPACE: 4-8pm

A drop-in session for all LGBTIQ+ young people 26 years and under. We alternate sessions over 18s and under 18s.

  • Tuesdays        

  • Wednesdays   

  • Fridays             

ONLINE: 4-8pm

Our online drop-in runs through Discord​ with different spaces to chat and connect. 

  • Second Thursday of the month - Under 18s

  • Third Thursday of the month - Over 18s

Instructions further down the page

GENDERQ

A drop-in session for trans, gender diverse and intersex young people 17-26.

 

1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4-8pm 

JUNIOR FREESPACE

A drop-in session for all LGBTIQA+ young people 17 years and under and their families/carers. We're frequently joined by PFLAG WA, who provide support for families. 

 

Every Monday, 4-8pm

WHO CAN COME ALONG? 

Anyone aged 12-26 and identifies as LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and otherwise diverse in 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 people over the age of 26 who are there for support to refrain from attending the youth-owned drop-in space more than a couple of times or for extended periods, out of respect for the youth-owned space. However, FC staff can make arrangements for individual circumstances.

We also have specific family-friendly drop-in sessions through Junior Freespace for under 18s. We recognise how important family can be and want to ensure everyone feels supported and has access to the best and most relevant information.

 

Drop-in sessions are free, and everyone is welcome anytime we're open, so long as you respect the centre and its people. We have some Safe Space Responsibilities centred around this expectation of respect that we ask everyone to follow.

FC RESPONSIBILITIES AND RULES

  1. Respect other people and their personal space, privacy and property at the Centre.

  2. Use respectful language: no put-downs, threats or discrimination against any person or group and give content and trigger warnings.

  3. Respect the space - clean up and tidy any mess made.

  4. Smoke, drug and 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 space, though we provide information to reduce any potential health risks of using these.

  5. Participate in the set activity as best you can.

  6. Be inclusive of all people at the Centre.

  7. No cuddling, kissing or intimate touching as it can make some people feel uncomfortable or left out. 

  8. Don’t use the centre just to meet people for dating: it’s a no pick-up zone.

  9. Follow directions of FC Staff/Volunteers at all times.

 

How to join the FC online sessions

  1. Follow the discord link: https://discord.gg/RnksT4x

  2. You can use discord in either your web browser or by downloading the discord app on your phone or computer.

  3. When you follow the link you’ll be sent to our discord server. This server may appear blank. Don’t worry, that’s normal outside of our opening hours!

  4. During our opening hours, you will be able to join our welcome room. You will need to sign in (just like our in-person sessions)

  5. Just follow the instructions and answer the questions presented to you.

  6. From here our staff will sign you in and you’ll be allowed to see the rest of our discord channels and interact with the group.