Archive for August, 2009

Community gets proactive about homophobic violence in Brunswick

// August 31st, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Incidents

Brunswick’s Victoria Hotel was the location for a well attended public meeting (Friday 4th September) where recent experiences of homophobic violence in and around queer night spots were discussed and local community responses canvassed.

Distribute of stickers and posters to help spread the message about homophobic attacks in Brunswick will take place Bambi (at Noise Bar on Albert St in Brunswick) on Wednesday 9 September to create a greater awareness of the need for people to be safe and to report their experiences of hate-motivated violence and crime.

Sam from “Orlando” advises that the Melbourne Times is running an article about violence in Brunswick and the meeting in their 9 September issue. Additionally the Moreland Leader has also picked up the issue and will be covering this in their next edition.

Snr Const Gabby Tyacke (Region One GLLO) and the Anti Violence Project’s Greg Adkins were both participants in the Brunswick meeting and emphasise that reporting violence is a number one priority which helps stop further attacks and ensures police resources are deployed to the times and places where systematic violence and hate-motivated, targeted crime occurs.

Media Coverage

Check out Rachel Cook’s article in the (MCV 10 September, 2009) here.

Additional updates will be posted to this page. In addition please also check out Orland’s site here.

Violence mapped!

// August 17th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Incidents

The Anti Violence Project has commenced mapping violence reports of bias and hate motivated crime targetting the GLBT community and made to us through our online reporting service, received since the International Day Against Homophobia (May 17th). The map reveals strong links between alcohol driven violence in the so-called entertainment precincts of the Stonnington local government area, and the targeting of the GLBT community through bias and hate crime here and in other places as far and wide as Shepparton and Wodonga.

New research: “When the glitter settles: safety & hostility at & around gay & lesbian public events”

// August 7th, 2009 // No Comments » // Research

Stephen Tomsen and Kevin Markwell from the Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, have published their latest research “When the glitter settles: safety & hostility at & around gay & lesbian public events”.  This research uses the results of an internet-based survey to explore aspects of safety and hostility as perceived and experienced by participants at large-scale gay and lesbian events held in Australia. Navigate to their page and download their report HERE.