Articles tagged with: Homophobia

02
November
2012

Male-on-male sexual harassment climbs

Star Observer

Male-on-male sexual harassment climbs

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released new research that indicates sexual harassment of men by men has increased over the last ten years, from seven per cent to 23 per cent.

Lobby Co-Convenor and No To Homophobia spokeswoman Anna Brown comments:

“It’s too soon to say if the high instance of male to male sexual harassment is homophobic or not,” she said.

“One would assume that at least a proportion of these instances of male-to-male sexual harassment would be driven by homophobia.”

“There’s no doubt that there’s more work to do to ensure that workplaces are free from sexual harassment including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic harassment.”

 

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Categories: November

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

27
June
2012

Salvo Major's comments outrage gay rights groups

The World Today, ABC News broadcast [transcript]

Salvo Major's comments outrage gay rights groups

The Salvation Army has been forced to make a public apology after one of its majors stated that the Salvation Army believes gay people should die.

The Lobby's Sally Goldner responds to recent homophobic comments made by Major Andrew Craib of the Salvation Army in this ABC News broadcast of The World Today.

Report by Simon Lauder.

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