AUSTRALIA: Anti-Homophobia Campaign Backed By Professional Rugby League
Gay Star News reports:
A new Australian campaign tackling homophobia has been endorsed by the Australian Football League (AFL) rugby code. The No To Homophobia campaign was launched at the Victorian state parliament today by the Victorian Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge and the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay. Wooldridge said it was everyone's responsibility to take action on homophobic attitudes. ‘This is a call to action in relation to saying no to homophobia,’ Wooldridge said.The below ad will air throughout the year.
AFL chief Andrew Demetriou hoped his code’s support for the campaign made LGBT Australians feel they were welcome at AFL games. ‘A campaign of this nature promoting respect for each other, healthy relationships and a safe, inclusive environment is imperative if we are to affect positive cultural change,’ Demetriou said. ‘We believe the AFL is one game for all Australians … Through both our actions and the guidelines that govern our game, we are committed to providing a truly inclusive, safe and welcoming environment that fosters healthy, respectful relationships on and off the field.’
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