Archive for January, 2010

Homophobia & Video-Computer Games on Sci-Fi & Squeam Joy 94.9

// January 27th, 2010 // No Comments » // Media discussion

Listen tonight to Sonja and Caz on “Sci-Fi & Squeam” for an interesting discussion on censorship, the latest games and the independant game festival currently under way at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – on until 14 February.

Tune-in at 11pm to 1am on JOY 94.9 or listen live on Joy 94.9’s website.

Sonja and Caz will also pick up the contentious issue pf homophobia in games.

Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’: Challenging Homophobia in Australian Schools

// January 20th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Media discussion, Within Australia, Within Victoria

Author of the soon to be published book “Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’: Challenging Homophobia in Australian Schools” has updated his website and is preparing for a national challenging homophobia tour of regional Australia. The AVP will the watch Daniel Whitthaus’ forthcoming book launch and tour with great interest and keep you up-to-date here.

Daniel’s website is a great resource that will keep you up to date about the national tour and his book. He even has a detailed, downloadable tour calendar and ideas on how best to get involved and other promotional materials. Even more details about how to register in local areas will come online at the start of February.

You can also find Daniel through his Facebook Group for the tour – put ‘thats so gay tour’ in the search function.

For more information please contact:-
Daniel Witthaus
Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’
A National Challenging Homophobia Tour
web: +61 (0) 431 157 957

Midsumma Carnival – visit the joint AVP and VicPol stand!

// January 17th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // AVP news, Within Victoria

Drop in and visit the Anti Violence Project at our stand we are jointly running with Victoria Police at today’s Midsumma Carnival in Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens.

Located only a few minutes from Flinders Street Station, this is a perfect opportunity to discuss your experiences of violence, to volunteer or get involved in AVP activities or to register your interest in playing a part in the 2010 International Day Against Homophobia activities occurring throughout Victoria between now and May 17th.

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers from Victoria Police will be on hand.