Articles tagged with: No To Homophobia

16
November
2012

Local Rights Lobby Turns 15

Star Observer

Local Rights Lobby Turns 15

"Recently the VGLRL was involved with the No To Homophobia campaign which received overwhelming support from the community, and its television commercials were aired at the AFL preliminary finals.

The lobby is currently focussed on same-sex adoption, anti-discrimination laws, a peak LGBTI body for Victoria and workplace discrimination."

Local Rights Lobby Turns 15

Come Together to celebrate our 15th anniversary and end of year bash on Sat 24 Nov from 8pm for an impressive line up of performers.

Categories: November

02
October
2012

Kicking Goals Against Homophobia

Gay News Network I Author: Anna Brown

Kicking Goals Against Homophobia

Lobby Co-convenor and No To Homophobia spokesperson, Anna Brown describes the impact the ad has had on the AFL sporting community:

"In interviews last week Andrew Demetriou himself said this was “just one part of the league’s efforts to tackle homophobia”. In fact, the most significant part of Friday was the announcement that the AFL would partner with No to Homophobia in the longer term to tackle homophobia.

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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.

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

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.

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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