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Welcome to GAMMA, the Gay and Married Mens' Association

Freecall 1800 804 617 for Phone Support.
See down the page for details.
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Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 5 August
7:15 pm for a 7:30 start
414 Elizabeth Street near Central Station
A note about getting into the building:
The ACON building is closed after office hours,
so if you arrive and are not sure how to get in, please be patient.
Kind souls on their way out will usually let you in,
and there'll be someone from the group along soon.
Next Social Event See down the page for getting together for a cheap and cheerful dinner before meetings.

President Message

Steven Bloom

Thanks for joining us on the GAMMA website. The purpose of GAMMA is to provide safe and confidential opportunities for men to discuss and consider issues relating to their sexuality and the relationships in their lives.

We are a peer support group run by men who have been through their own journey and we meet twice a month to listen to each other, provide support, and often have a guest speaker on a relevant topic of interest.

Many men come to their first meeting feeling vulnerable, uncertain, perhaps confused, and concerned about what lies ahead. Some face problems demanding immediate attention whilst others are still coming to grips with their own internal feelings. Whatever the case we are here to help.

It can be a big step to make a call, read this website, or attend a meeting so I've prepared a video to give you a brief overview.

Steven Bloom Welcome to GAMMA

I look forward to welcoming you at our next GAMMA meeting.

Steven Bloom
GAMMA president.

Phone Support

As well as meetings, GAMMA operates a phone support line. If you ring us, you will not be talking to a call centre but to a competent trained GAMMA member who has been on similar journey to yourself. Anyone is welcome to call for support, information and referrals.

The service has a Freecall number and you can ring from anywhere in New South Wales for the price of a local call.

So, if you've got a problem you'd like to discuss, or are hesitant about coming to a meeting in person, or simply not able to get to Sydney easily, please give us a call.

The number is 1800 804 617.

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Next Social Event

Dinner before Meetings

On their way to GAMMA meetings, some of of our men gather at the Shakespeare Hotel in Devonshire Street to enjoy a meal and a chat.

The Shakespeare is one of the old-time local pubs still around in inner Sydney: the bar can be quite rowdy, so we usually ahead upstairs where the former bedrooms have been converted to dining rooms of various sizes.

It's a pleasant thing to do and good value for money: all meals are $12.50, with quite a wide choice in the menu.

Even if you're not able to get along to the meeting, you still have to eat, and among friends is as good a way as any.

What's New

A Newcastle Group

From Chris Fleming in the Hunter:

I just wanted to flag a new social group to your organisation.

Having recently moved to Newcastle from Melbourne, I now know the difficulties gay men face in regional areas and how disconnected the social services can be.

The new social group is called "Newy's Out friends". If you download the very popular "meetup" app and do a location search for the group, you'll find it without difficulty.

Chris's email: chrisf567@yahoo.com.au

 

The ABC goes gay for a night

Recently, one of the best loved Australian films turned 21. Even if the film industry's lost what it had then, it' good to see the anniversary give birth to a stirring debate live on the ABC. See more at Priscilla Lives Again.

 

Keeping up with the latest: what are Disney Gays?

First, as you might expect, it's a term from the US, and second, not surprisingly, it includes the young and for most people over 30, the very young - teens and young adults. These are the guys apparently wedded to their phones but also wanting (and expecting) to be able to be wedded in real life as part of full equality. Our page is an extract from an article originally published in samesame. To read what it's all about, go to All about Disney Gays.

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