The following organisations have given their support to the No to Homophobia Campaign and made a public commitment up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the community.
Ask your workplace, community group, sports club or school to take a stand for a safe community by joining them. See www.notohomophobia.com.au/promise for more information on how organisations can show their support.
“This ground breaking campaign is an example of what can be achieved by the collective efforts of government, community and business partners focussed on making Victoria a more inclusive and equitable society.
“The Coalition Government funds a range of initiatives that support GLBTI programs and I’m pleased that the Department of Health is funding the No To Homophobia campaign with the support of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Headspace and the Human Right’s Law Centre.
“In addition to GLBTI programs the Coalition Government funds HIV and sexual health, discrimination and diversity programs in both metropolitan and rural Victoria focused on reducing disadvantage and creating more healthy and sustainable communities.”
“Homophobia causes real harm and is never okay.
“These advertisements send the message that harassment is never acceptable and that those who experience and witness it have avenues of redress that will result in consequences for the perpetrators.
“Just as importantly, I hope these advertisements contribute to frank and widespread conversations about what is required to ensure that all Victorians can participate in our society equally and with confidence.”
“The ‘No to Homophobia’ initiative is a vitally important campaign that has the full support of the AFL industry. A campaign of this nature promoting respect for each other, healthy relationships and a safe, inclusive environment is imperative if we are to affect positive cultural change.”
(Full AFL statement available)
“Victoria Police strongly condemns all forms of violence, bullying, harassment and intimidation. There are laws in place to protect the rights of all Victorians and we encourage people to report any acts to police. Our Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officers are stationed at various police stations throughout Victoria, who have special training in GLBTI issues – however people can report a crime to any police member.”
“A willingness to stand up for the rights of others is a defining quality in Deakin graduates. A preparedness to take advantage of the benefits of a university education by making a difference in the world. Join us in saying no to homophobia.”