Articles tagged with: transphobia

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

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.

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.

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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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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