Who are we?
Friends+Up is a social group for health-minded gay and bisexual men in Adelaide.
The group focusses on improving health outcomes and providing support to build
friendships.


What do we do?
Our aim is to promote healthy living and foster opportunities to build confidence
and create lasting friendships. We regularly meet for social outings, group activities
and presentation nights. The presentation nights focus on relevant topics such as
relationships, safe sex, coming out and gay rights, in a safe and fun environment.
Topics are decided by the group and members are encouraged to share their ideas
for presentations. It’s amazing what services are out there for gay and bisexual men!


Our regular catch up
Each week we host Cheery Bench, a dinner catch up where members come together
to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. The Bench is a great opportunity to build social
connections with both old and new friends and if you feel a bit shy, Gay Men’s Health
SA staff are there to make you feel comfortable.


Why should you join?
Friends+Up creates an environment in which we encourage community members
to feel comfortable engaging in the group, free from stigma and discrimination.
You’re invited to join us for drinks, coffee or dinner at one of our social events or
come along to one of our presentations to learn about important issues affecting our
community.


Have any questions?
Please feel free to contact Ben via email b.yi@rasa.org.au or via phone
(08) 8245 8146 for more information.


Group Norm (a must-read prior to joining this group):


The following group norms aim to uphold and promote respectful friendships within this group.


We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and has the right to enjoy a pleasant social experience when engaging in this group.


Friends Up is a social platform where people can get together to build connections and make new friends. It was also started with the view of health and safety in our relationships. This group is not intended to be used as a platform for finding a partner, soliciting sex or fulfilling any other personal need beyond friendship, building confidence and self esteem. In thise sense, photos of nudity in any form are not appropriate in this group.


Please note that all members have the right to report any communication or behaviour they feel is disrespectful, and necessary action will be taken if this behaviour continues.


For your own safety, please do not share personal information online.





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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    Condom Packing ツツ

    4 Friends attending
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    2 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    Condom Packing ツツ

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 22, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 29, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:00 PM

    Condom Packing ツツ

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, June 5, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, June 19, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    Condom Packing ツツ

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, July 3, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, July 10, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, July 17, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cheery Bench @ Astor

    1 Friends attending
 
Founded Feb 15, 2013

Organizers:

Christopher Birtwistle-Smith, Bennie
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Our Sponsors

  • Loan Market

    FREE consultation for existing mortgage holders and First Home Buyers

  • Gay Men's Health

    Free condoms and lubricant and workshops. GMH financially supports us.

  • Bici Espresso Pasticceria

    Bici Espresso gives donations to our group based on members attendances.

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