23
September
2012

No Conscience Vote Allowed By Baillieu

THE AGE

No Conscience Vote Allowed By Baillieu

Farrah Tomazin

Victoria will not follow in the footsteps of others states pushing to legalise same-sex marriage, with Premier Ted Baillieu refusing to allow Liberal MPs a conscience vote on the issue...

''It's disappointing the Victoria government isn't following the lead of the other states and territories and the growing momentum for marriage equality in Australia,'' said Anna Brown, the co-convener of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

Read the full article here.

 

21
September
2012

No To Homophobia

SBS News

No To Homophobia

SBS reporter Allan Raskall chats to Anna Brown from 'No To Homophobia' about the AFL's decision to play anti-homophobic ad's at both of this weeks preliminary finals.

21
September
2012

Anti-homophobia ads to air at AFL finals

ABC News

Anti-homophobia ads to air at AFL finals

The AFL has agreed to show anti-homophobia commercials at this weekend's preliminary finals, in response to an online campaign initiated by a gay Victorian footballer.

Jason Ball, 24, plays in the Yarra Valley Mountain District league and says he created the campaign to stamp out homophobia in the game.

His online petition has attracted more than 25,000 signatures in less than two weeks.

He says the AFL will air the No to Homophobia commercials on the big screen at tonight's match between Sydney and Collingwood and again at tomorrow's game between Hawthorn and Adelaide.

21
September
2012

AFL flags gay pride round

VGLRL in the Age

AFL flags gay pride round

The AFL is considering a gay pride round next season in a bid to make football a more inclusive sport.

It comes after The Age today revealed that the league will show anti-homophobia ads on the big screen before tonight's preliminary final between Sydney and Collingwood at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

The ads will also air at the Hawthorn v Adelaide twilight clash at the MCG tomorrow.

The move follows a petition launched by openly gay country footballer Jason Ball, urging the AFL to screen the ads, and to stage a gay pride round, similar to the league's multicultural and indigenous rounds.

29
August
2012

Taking A Stand

Gay News Network I Author: Anna Brown

Taking A Stand

"We witnessed a significant moment in history this week....The “No to Homophobia” campaign is a critical step in the journey to genuine social equality for the LGBTIQ community. By making it clear that harassment, abuse and discrimination are not “okay” and by raising awareness about the harm caused by homophobia, we build greater empathy and support within the wider community and lay the foundations for social change."

Anna Brown, Co-convenor of the Lobby highlights how to make the most of the No to Homophobia campaign.

Read the full article here.

28
August
2012

Anti-Homophobia ads set for national tv

Media Release

Anti-Homophobia ads set for national tv

Anna Brown, Co-convenor of the Lobby and No to Homophobia campaign spokesperson, encourages the community to stand up to homophobic harrasment. 

Listen to the broadcast

23
August
2012

Hard Facts About the Salvos

Gay News Network I Author: Anna Brown

Hard Facts About the Salvos

"The Salvation Army’s army stance on homosexuality does not begin and end with seemingly dated statements buried on its website.

The community needs to be aware that the charity has chosen to proactively campaign against marriage equality as recently as a few short months ago. The Salvation Army made a submission and provided evidence to the House of Representatives inquiry into marriage equality."

Anna Brown, Co-convenor of the Lobby explains why the heat shouldn't be taken off The Salvation Army.

Read the full article here.

09
August
2012

St Kilda's Stephen Milne fined for homophobic slur

Herald Sun

St Kilda's Stephen Milne fined for homophobic slur

Glenn McFarlane, Herald Sun    

August 09, 2012 9:57 PM

Stephen Milne fined for ‘homophobic' jibe at Harry O'Brien    

Controversial St Kilda forward Stephen Milne has been fined $3000 and forced to apologise for an "inappropriate homophobic comment'' to Collingwood's Harry O'Brien.

Milne was sanctioned by St Kilda and ordered to take part in an AFL education program after a league investigation found he had breached the AFL Players' Code of Conduct and the AFL's Policy on Discrimination and Vilification.

Read the full article here 

21
September
2012

AFL to show anti-homophobia ad at stadiums

SBS News

AFL to show anti-homophobia ad at stadiums

The AFL has agreed to screen an anti-homophobia commercial before preliminary finals matches.

Footy fans will be shown anti-homophobia commercials before the AFL preliminary finals this weekend.

The No to Homophobia anti-harassment ads will be screened on Friday before the match between Sydney and Collingwood at Sydney's ANZ stadium and on Saturday in Melbourne when Hawthorn meet Adelaide.

21
September
2012

Anti-homophobia ads to play at footy finals as AFL declares war on ugly slurs

VGLRL in the Herald Sun

Anti-homophobia ads to play at footy finals as AFL declares war on ugly slurs

ADVERTISEMENTS saying no to gay harassment will play on the scoreboard at tonight's Sydney v Collingwood preliminary final in a first for the national sporting league.

The No to Homophobia advertisements will play before tonight's game and tomorrow night's Hawthorn v Adelaide final at the MCG.

Before the ad is aired the stadium announcer will make a statement about the AFL's campaign to stamp out homophobic harassment.

21
September
2012

Footy fans to watch pro-gay ads

Star Observer

Footy fans to watch pro-gay ads

More than 100,000 football fans will watch an anti-homophobia commercial during both AFL Preliminary Finals this weekend.


The No To Homophobia TV commercials, featuring common situations of homophobic harassment, will be shown during both games held at ANZ Stadium and the MCG after a successful online petition swayed the AFL.

Openly gay Victorian country football player Jason Ball has collected over 25,000 signatures for his online petition for the AFL in less than two weeks.

The Yarra Glen player took a stand this month when he began the petition to convince the AFL to screen the No To Homophobia commercials at this year's Grand Final.

10
September
2012

The ASP celebrate three years

THE STAR OBSERVER

The ASP celebrate three years

Anna Brown, our Lobby Convenor comments on the credibilty of the polcies put forward by the The Australian Sex Party.

They’ve covered nearly every area or issue for our community, particularly in Victoria,” she said.
“They do talk about the value of consulting with our community and they’ve picked up almost every outstanding issue on the books.”


Brown said the only serious draw back would be its lack of an ageing policy, but added the topic was still a new one in Australia.

Read the full article.

 

 

29
August
2012

The Anti-Homophobia Revolution

Gay News Network

The Anti-Homophobia Revolution

Anti-Homophobia Revolution

The No to Homophobia Campaign is produced by the ALSO Foundation, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Transgender Victoria and the Anti-Violence Project with support from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Law Centre, Headspace and community volunteers.

28
August
2012

Launched! The No to Homophobia national campaign

Media Release

Launched! The No to Homophobia national campaign

A ground-breaking national collaboration of tv ads to air that tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Launched today, the two tv commercials, social media campaign and dedicated website are designed to raise awareness in the community about transphobic, biphobic and homophobic harrassment.

Listen to campaign spokersperson and Lobby Co-convenor, Anna Brown, share how important the campaign is in raising awareness.

Click here to listen to The Age's broadcast.

Learn more about the ground-breaking campaign:

W www.notohomophobia.com.au 
FB www.facebook.com/notohomophobia
TW www.twitter.com/notohomophobia
YT www.youtube.com/notohomophobia

The No to Homophobia Campaign is produced by the ALSO Foundation, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Transgender Victoria and the Anti-Violence Project with support from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Law Centre, Headspace and community volunteers.

11
August
2012

$3k fine for homophobic slur

Star Observer

$3k fine for homophobic slur

Anna Brown, Co-convenor of the Lobby commented on the recent incident where St Kilda Football Club forward Stephen Milne was fined $3,000 for a homophobic taunt against an opposing player earlier this month at the MCG.

“It doesn’t matter if a player is gay or straight, homophobic taunts and abuse are offensive and inappropriate, and these sorts of attitudes cause real harm to the GLBTI community.” she said.

Read the Lobby's further comments in the Star Observer Online article

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