Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland

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Abstract

Based on the largest survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer reactions to violence and harassment ever undertaken in Australia, this book gives voice to the many victims who have suffered in the state once recognised as Australia's most homophobic. It tells of the barriers people face in dealing with the legal system, the reasons why some do not report their experiences, and the complex historical, religious and educational factors affecting the perpetuation of homophobia across the country. Most importantly it provides a roadmap forward for all Australian legislative, policing, and judicial jurisdictions via a wide ranging set of recommendations, from the individual's understanding of their rights and responsibilities, to the responses of police, legal professionals and judicial officers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Academic Press
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)9781921513619
ISBN (Print)9781921513602
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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