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24 July 2009 @ 07:28 am
What is Family?  
Families For Freedom - A WA Community Initiative for Relationship Equality

In today's society, the word 'family' is used to marginalise, segregate and isolate people according to their particular types of relationship structures. Families For Freedom seeks to create a community based and online dialogue about what family actually means to todays community, towards the end of recognising all loving, supportive relationships equally.

F4F are holding two events in Perth in the coming weeks.

WA Community Forum on Relationship Recognition
The WA Community Forum invites representatives of all the significant political parties and community leaders in Western Australia to come and speak on Relationship Recognition. Lyn MacLaren from the Greens, and Jim Morrison fro Queers for Reconciliation have agreed to speak, and Labor, National and Liberal are currently still confirming their speakers.

When: Saturday 1st August, 2pm - 5pm
Where: University of Western Australia
REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.families4freedom.info/Families_For_Freedom/The_Forum.html

Community Picnic & Support Day for Equal Relationship Recognition
This event, being held 3 days after the anniversary of the ban on same-sex marriage, is an opportunity for all WA families and community members to come out and show their support for all loving relationships being recognised equally under Australian law. Participants are encouraged to wear bright colours or to bring a rainbow umbrella, and will be treated to some light community entertainment on Cottesloe Foreshore.

When: Sunday 16th August, 11am - 2pm
Where: Cottesloe Foreshore
MORE INFO: http://www.families4freedom.info/Families_For_Freedom/The_Event.html

Tell Your Story - Families For Freedom Fim Project

F4F Invites all community members in and out of Australia to contribute video blogs and short films about what family means to them, to extend the online dialogue and to explore an issue that never gets the attention it is due. Lets reclaim 'family' from fundamentalist groups, and give it back the meaning of love and support it used to entail.

MORE INFO: http://www.families4freedom.info/Families_For_Freedom/Tell_Your_Story.html

Faces For Freedom 4 Families For Freedom - A Freedom Centre Initiative

'Faces for Freedom' is a way of making a statement against homophobia, and for human rights in Australia!

It’s simply a series of photos of each of us holding a sign that makes a statement about anti-homophobia and our human rights.

Phase TWO of FFF is in support of Families 4 Freedom, the National Day of Action and relationship recognition regardless of gender!!

MORE iNFO: http://www.facesforfreedom.blogspot.com/