Halloween Disco 2017

Halloween Disco 2017

Addison Road Community Centre - Gumbramorra Hall (map)

The Rainbow Families Halloween Disco is back again!!!

Bring the whole family, kids, parents, carers, extended family and friends.
Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Rd Community Centre. 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Children free

Rainbow Families members prepurchased tickets $10

Adults $15 on the door


DJ Kate Monroe, Face Painters, Jumping Castles and more
Everyone should dress up!

Get set for an afternoon of great grooves and good times as Rainbow Families take over the main hall at Addison Road Community Centre to serve up wicked tunes and spooky shenanigans for the whole family. The wonderful Kate Monroe is returning to man the decks, so expect to hear songs that will get both you and the kids shaking your booty.

The huge outdoor grass area will be available, so bring your picnic blankets as well as your dancing shoes and of course make sure you are dressed up in your scariest Halloween costume. 

The Rainbow Families Halloween Disco is an inclusive event for adults and children with disabilities. There will be a chill out space under the Rainbow Families marquee where families can relax and play while still being part of the main event.

If you would like to volunteer to help out on the day, please contact us

Get your tickets here

 

Sutherland Shire Rainbow Families Catch Up

The next Rainbow Families Catch up in the Sutherland Shire is on November 11th at 10am, at the beautiful Camellia Gardens in Caringbah. .

Come along and meet other LGBTIQ parents from the area. Grab a coffee at the cafe and wander over to the children playground where we will meet for a play in the park.

Gay Dads Catch Up

Join us for the Gay Dads NSW November Catch Up. It will be a great opportunity to see everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

It will take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles, but nothing is required except a good attitude.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.

Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results- Let's be in community

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More than 2 months after the first surveys arrived in letterboxes around Australia, and our newsfeeds, letterboxes and TVs filled with adds making fearful claims about our relationships and our families, the Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey results will be announced.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Survey results will be published around 11 am on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Website. The Australian Statistician will publish a statement on the quality and integrity of the survey.

It has been a hard time for our community, even for the most resilient among us. This announcement, whatever the outcome, will be emotional for our community.

So many parents and children have been vulnerable and brave, taking parts in rallys, writing letters to neighbours, phoning relatives, protecting and supporting their children to understand, taking a stand. We can be proud of our brave dignity in fighting for our human rights.

And when the results arrive, it's important we again come together and support each other. We hope to be celebrating a strong YES outcome and a step closer to equality for all!

Rainbow Families has organised a family dinner. We warmly invite you to join us.

 

When: Wednesday 15 November 2017 From 5 PM

Where: The Warren View Hotel, 2 Stanmore Rd Enmore

 

Please please RSVP on Facebook, or email us so we can accommodate everyone

Rainbow Families LGBTIQ Antenatal Class

Rainbow Families' Antenatal Class is perfect for LGBTIQ expectant parents and carers who will be in attendance in the birth suite. The course is aimed at people expecting a baby in the next few months, however depending on numbers is open to all expectant parents.

The class will cover pregnancy, birth and the post natal period and is aimed at parents-to-be. It is an LGTBIQ focused, inclusive, parenting education class.

Topics covered include:

  • Early labour

  • Active labour

  • Birth

  • The newborn baby

  • Feeding and recovery

We are lucky to have an experienced educator and midwife - Janet Broady who works in one of the post natal wards at RPA.

Some comments from participants in the February Antenatal Class:

"Congratulations on running this class - really hope it can continue ongoing, much needed in the community, thank you Rainbow Families"

"Lovely group, good size with lots of helpful input from people with different experiences"

"Really enjoyed the presenter, very calm, knowledgable and reassuring"

"Presenter nice and relaxed, talk was planned and had a good flow"

"Thank you for doing this its really great to do birthing classes with people with similar families and to acknowledge same sex partners"

Morning tea and lunch will be provided


Location: Joseph Sergent Community Centre. 60 Prospect St, Erskineville

Tickets $50 per person

For more details contact us.

Rainbow Families End of Year Party

Rainbow Families End of Year Party

Petersham Park (map)

It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. Come along to the Rainbow Families end of year PARTY!

Join us at Petersham Park for a BBQ picnic to celebrate all the wonderful things our families have done in 2017. Bring your picnic blanket, beverages and food for your family. Rainbow Families will provide a free sausage sizzle and Santa has confirmed he will be there. 

Please bring a small present ($15 maximum) for your child or children, wrapped with their name on it. On the day, we will let you know where to drop the present so it can appear in Santa's bag.

We will be positioned near the playground, just outside the entrance to the swimming pool.

Bring your swimmers so we can all jump in the Fanny Durack pool after lunch.

It will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, and of course meet lots of new LGBTIQ families.

RSVP

As this is a fully outdoor event, it is weather dependent. If we have poor weather, the event will be rescheduled for another time. Please check the Facebook event on the day for any updates. 

 

 

Sutherland Shire Rainbow Families Catch Up

The next Rainbow Families Catch up in the Sutherland Shire is on December 10th at 10am, at the beautiful Camellia Gardens in Caringbah. .

Come along and meet other LGBTIQ parents from the area. Grab a coffee at the cafe and wander over to the children playground where we will meet for a play in the park.

Gay Dads Catch Up

Join us for the Gay Dads NSW New Year Catch Up. It will be a great opportunity to see everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

It will take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles, but nothing is required except a good attitude.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.

 Gay Dads Catch Up

Gay Dads Catch Up

Gay Dad's Catch Ups are a regular event. They are great opportunities to catch up with everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

They take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles if you like.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.

Gay Dads Catch Up

Join us for the Gay Dads NSW April catch up. It will be a great opportunity to see everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

It will take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles, but nothing is required except a good attitude.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.