******The Three Sisters Social Group Inc. ****** Next monthly dinner at The Chalet Medlow Bath is on 12th February, bookings only, by 10th Feb.
See details and other events on their website .
******GRAND QUEENS BIRTHDAY BALL TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!****** Download & print the booking form & follow directions.
BOOK EARLY AND SAVE
****You can also download a ball booking from from www.pinkmountains.com.au*****
******VALETINES GLAMOUR STARS FILM FESTIVAL****** Lithgow Valley Community Cinema
16 Main St. Lithgow
When: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February Proudly supported by Lithgow City Council The greatest line-up of classic movies Featuring some of the most unforgettable actors of the Studio Era Visit facebook.com/ValentinesGlamourStarsFilmFestival for more information
******VALENTINES ROLLER DISCO******
SATURDAY FEBRUAY 23RD
Celebrating all relationships
DJs & Lighting
Time: 7-10pm at Katoomba Sports & Aquatic Centre Catalina Avenue Katoomba For more information ‘LIKE’ them on FACEBOOK or check out the website facebook.com/rowelingpromotions website www.rowellingpromtions.com.au
This is an 18 + Event
Managing Carmen is the latest smash-hit play from Australia’s most loved playwright, David Williamson. It is an uproariously funny comedy about football, gender, sex and slingbacks.
Brent Lyall is a freakish young sporting talent, with a beautiful girlfriend and two Brownlow Medals. At the age of twenty-three he is already captain of one of the most powerful football clubs in the land. But Brent has an explosive secret – he likes to cross-dress. With the secret on the verge of becoming public, Rohan hires the brilliant psychologist Jessica to find out what Brent is trying to hide…but soon wishes he hadn’t.
An Ensemble Theatre Company production presented by the Q Theatre Company
WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY AT 8PM
THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY AT 11AM
FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY AT 8PM
SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY AT 2PM* & 8PM
* AD)) Audio description by a team of trained Vision Australia volunteers for patrons who are blind or vision impaired will be available for this performance only
Members $39 / Members 30 and Under $29
Adults $49 / Concession $44 / Thursday Matinee Seniors Special $30
At the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.
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******MARDI GRAS HISTORY*****
Come and take a journey through the history of Mardi Gras, Sydney’s iconic parade and festival, and celebrate 35 years of LGBTQI pride and diversity.
The outrageous fun and utter fabulousness, the costumes and controversy, the tears and triumphs of a glorious 35 years are spectacularly put on show in an exhibition that will entertain, engage and leave you proud. Drawing on a diverse array of archival material from public and private collections, the exhibition covers the key themes, events and wonderful personalities that have helped shape the festival into what it is today.
This is a free event, but donations are encouraged.
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*****ITEMS OF INTEREST*****
Some people have asked me what the term Intersex means.
‘The term intersex was first used by science in the early 20th century to describe human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female; historically, the term “hermaphrodite” was used. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be defined as one or the other sex.
Intersex is always congenital and can originate from genetic, chromosomal or hormonal variations. Environmental influences such as endocrine disruptors can also play a role in some intersex differences. The term is not applicable to situations where individuals deliberately alter their own anatomical characteristics.
Intersex people represent a significant percentage of the population.’ (from website)
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***And you think things have changed so much ?*** Anti discrimination laws do no apply to religious organisations including nursing homes. Is it any wonder many elderly LGBTI people are afraid for their future?
“More religious aged care providers are pressuring the federal government to allow them to continue to turn away elderly gay and lesbian people.
Sydney-based charity Hammondcare has suggested it will decline Commonwealth funding if it is forced to accept same-sex people, particularly couples, into retirement homes that it runs.”
New FACEBOOK group for older LGBTI people in the Blue Mountains http://pinkmountains.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f5579b1059eebb236e5b7e863&id=cc2bf4f869&e=527560ad5d
*****WEBSITES OF INTEREST*****
An international website with articles, news & advertising aimed a the LGBTI international community. This is a comprehensive international website with all the latest news.
Of interest to Lesbian buswalkers
Fair Day Stall and Raffle
Bush Lemons will be having a stall at Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday, 10 February. Buy a raffle ticket, support Fred Hollows Foundation www.bushlemons.com
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Ageing in Australia.
Links to Australian & International Resources.
******NEW BUSINESS SUPPORTERS FOR PINK MOUNTAINS****** Thanks to all business supporters who keep the website online.
Our latest ones are:
***Counselling & Psychotherapy***
***Business Name: Direction with Clarity Counselling & Psychotherapy***
Contact: Carole Kelly
Mobile: 0407 009 050
***Business Name: Sara Blazey Mediation Services***
Contact: Sara Blazey
Phone:0439 388 558
Address: PO Box 160 Lawson 2783
Hours: 8am to 8pm Mon – Fri 9am to 1pm
Sat. Rooms in Katoomba and Penrith
Charges:See website for full details.
***Tai Chi in Upper Mountains***
Fee for all classes: $17.00 / $12.00 concession Private classes available: fees are a sliding scale between $20 to $30 a class.
Ring Donald 47881007 / 0431317912 / email@example.com
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