In an Australian-first, a new public campaign, No To Homophobia, will combine TV ads, social media, online support resources and moving personal stories from people who have experienced harassment to challenge every single member of the community to say no to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
Two television ads, shown in the spot above, will be broadcast nationally over the next year, depict the most common everyday situations where people face harassment — at school, in sports, at work and in public spaces like cafes and on the street. They show people experiencing harassment and witnesses taking action to put a stop to the offensive behaviour. TV ads focusing on homophobic harassment have never been shown in Australia.
An online resource at http://www.notohomophobia.com.au/ helps people get informed, find support and take action by hosting all the relevant information, resources and contacts in one place.
Spokesperson Anna Brown said “Everyone agrees there is no place for racism or sexism in modern Australia. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are no different. Homophobic harassment is never acceptable and often unlawful. We need to stop harassment and the harm it causes to our friends, family members and neighbours.”
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