‘WE’RE FAMILY TOO’

Author: Ghassan Kassisieh

The effects of homophobia in Arabic-speaking communities in New South Wales. In 2003, the NSW Attorney General’s Department (AGD) released its landmark report on homophobic hostilities and violence against lesbians and gay men, You Shouldn’t Have to Hide to be Safe. The report was based on the results of a survey of 600 people and 8 targeted focus groups within NSW. The report found that lesbians and gay men continued to experience high levels of homophobic abuse, harassment and violence.

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