Harassment and violence ALERT!

// December 15th, 2010 // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

Over each of tha AVP’s¬†fourteen years of data collection, the 2010/11 Xmas and new Year period is shaping up as no exception with an increase in homophobic harassment and prejudice motivated violence against individuals in the GLBT community already appearing as the warmer days and nights of Summer bring more people out of their homes in the suburbs into areas with diverse communities. ¬†Add alcohol, groups of men, testosterone to ignorance and homophobia and its a potent mix for violence.

Starting in October, two men were hunted down in Collingwood by a four person gang with “the intent (according to Detective Senior Constable Matt Archer) to assault and to assault homosexuals”.

Read more about this incident HERE and further gay print media coverage HERE

The AVP asks anyone, with information that might assist police in locating the fourth suspect, to call police on 000 or make contact with the AVP on 0407664442.

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