Community gets proactive about homophobic violence in Brunswick

// August 31st, 2009 // 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.

One Response to “Community gets proactive about homophobic violence in Brunswick”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Could the AVP please develop and distribute some posters to all local venues in Moreland addressing anti-lesbian and anti-gay violence. Make sure you cover str8 and queer places, licensed pubs/venues and coffee shops.

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