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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 3 June
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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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

The Story of Greg Louganis

Remember Greg Louganis? He's the American diver who wowed them on the diving board at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and then announced that he was not only gay, but HIV positive. Since then, his life has taken several different turns, and he spoke at a large AIDS benefit lunch in Florida earlier this year. See what he had to say at Greg Louganis.

Mardi Gras 2015

After the clashes between police and Mardi Gras parade attendees in 2013, Detective Superintendent Tony Crandell, the NSW Police spokesperson on LGBTI issues, said he was happy with 2014. However, in December he added: 'the lack of any complaints in 2014 was proof that progress had been made. We are very, very focused on 2015 and we want to make sure 2014 wasn't a fluke'. Well, it wasn't. MG 2015 was free of hitches, and here are a few highlights. Mardi Gras 2015: a few key events .

The story of Greg Fisher

Greg Fisher, manager of Our Big Kitchen in Bondi, was our guest on 18 March. What's Our Big Kitchen and how did he come to be there? His story is remarkable. read about it at Greg Fisher.

An evening with Associate Professor Richard Hillman

Richard Hillman is the Course Director of the University of Sydney Masters Porgram in HIV, STIs & Sexual Health. This is one of the largest of its kind in Australia, with approximately 350 enrolments per year. So prestigious is it the approximately 50% of students are international, coming from a wide range of countries and educational backgrounds. He is also involved in the SPANC study, (the study for the prevention of anal cancer).

To see more see our page AN EVENING WITH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RICHARD HILLMAN.

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The NSW Government (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) funds GAMMA NSW Inc. as part of their AIDS prevention and safe sex awareness programs.

GAMMA volunteers are bound by our own GAMMA Code of Conduct
and by the Code of Conduct of NSW Health.
For more information, go to Codes and Complaints on our Contact page.
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