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Bfriend
Title : Bfriend Bfriend
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Creator : Anthony Laube
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 2005
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 52 x 102 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donated by : Anthony Laube
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Description :

Bfriend project workers, Truffy and Des.


Uniting Care Wesley (formerly the Adelaide Central Mission) was founded during Methodist Union in 1901. In 1994, to mark the International Year of the Family, the Mission decided to launch Bfriend, a support service for people wondering about their sexuality, or newly identifying as same sex attracted. The Mission recognised that society in the late 20th century included more diverse varieties of 'family' than was the case 100 years earlier. The service opened the following year with two support workers. Although not directly religion-based, this is one of the many social services founded and supported by religious groups.

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Related names :

Adelaide Central Mission
Bfriend Project (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide

Coverage year : 2005
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Adelaide Central Mission. Annual report, 1977-2003
Bfriend Project. Newsletter, Adelaide: Bfriend Project, 2000-
'Breaking down the barriers', TransMission: the newsletter of the Adelaide Central Mission, Summer 1995, p. 6
'Three cheers for Bfriend', TransMission: the newsletter of the Adelaide Central Mission, Spring 1998, p. 1
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