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Man bashed in Collingwood in alleged homophobic attack – Police seek your help

// April 9th, 2018 // No Comments » // Incidents, Uncategorized, Within Victoria

Grace

Police are hunting a group of men who preyed upon and savagely assaulted a man in Collingwood, between Victoria Parade and Mason Street, hurling homophobic taunts at him as they repeatedly punched him in the face.

The 36-year-old Carrum Downs man was walking along Smith Street in Collingwood in the early hours of Saturday on January 27 when three men surrounded him.

One of the attackers made comments about his sexuality before all three struck him in the face.
The man was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries.
The offenders fled after the attack.

If you have further information please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. When in danger call Police 000. When safe, contact the Anti-Violence Project http:/antiviolence.info/report-violence

Read more about this attack in from the Melburne Age newspaper here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/man-bashed-in-collingwood-in-alleged-homophobic-attack-20180409-p4z8h6.html

Equality Roadshow embraces regional Victoria

// July 9th, 2017 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Equality Roadshow

Twenty-three Victorians towns later, Gender and Sexuality commissioner Ro Allen has woven her equality bus across the state, from Wycheproof to Wangaratta, from Benalla to Bairnsdale and beyond, marking milestones along the way.

Its impact on LGBTi community has been huge. Soon the Roadshow will visit new places and return to some it has already visited before.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/equality-roadshow-a-shining-light-for-lgbti-community-across-victoria-20170705-gx5m93.html?btis

Community Grants round to fund AVP’s new violence reporting apps

// April 4th, 2017 // No Comments » // Media discussion, Uncategorized

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The Anti-Violence Project of Victoria is to receive a grant of $18,000 through the first round of LGBTI Community Grants, announced today by the Minister for Equality Martin Foley.

This will see the AVP update and enhance its violence reporting service and develop new Android and iPhone apps for the community to use to report violence, harassment and family and intimate partner violence.

These grants are part of $900,000 which will go to building the capacity of community organisations and developing the leadership and management skills of current and future LGBTI leaders.

For more information see:
Equality Website: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-support-for-lgbti-organisations-across-victoria/

Equality Minister’s media release: https://284532a540b00726ab7e-ff7c063c60e1f1cafc9413f00ac5293c.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/170403-More-Support-For-LGBTI-Organisations-Across-Victoria.pdf

vicbirthcerts

// October 4th, 2016 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

We urge you to tell your MP to support Victoria’s birth certificate reforms. Head to Transgender Victoria’s site and show your support:

http://www.vicbirthcerts.com/

#VicBirthCerts allows trans and gender diverse people to have their ID reflect their true sex or gender. We believe this is a distinct source of harassment and violence that can be eliminated with this simple legislative fix.