GLBT community urged to report violence; Stonnington Council told to clean up their act

// September 10th, 2009 // Incidents, Within Victoria

In his article “Speak out against violence”, Andrew Shaw (MCV, Thursday, 10 September 2009) writes that violence against our community should be reported to the authorities.

The City of Stonnington incorporates a large slice of Melbourne’s gay community south of the river, including Prahran and South Yarra, and it’s also an area prone to violence against gays.

Victoria’s Anti Violence Project (AVP) has found recent bias and hate-crime against the GLBT community parallels public experiences of alcohol-fuelled street violence and bashings around Melbourne, recently publicised in the mainstream media. With one significant difference: gay men and lesbians continue to not report violence to police. They’ve urged the GLBT community to become active in reporting violence and sent a clear message to Stonnington Council to clean up their act.

Read Andrew’s article in full here.

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