Threats spoil youth launch

A COLAC mob has hurled homophobic abuse and threatened violence against a visiting comedian as he left an anti-discrimination event.

A COLAC mob has hurled homophobic abuse and threatened violence against a visiting comedian as he left an anti-discrimination event.

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4 Responses to “Threats spoil youth launch”

  1. Janine Benson

    It upsets me that in this day and age there are young people out there that are Homophobic! I had friends when I was young that felt so threatened that they moved to Melbourne once they left School. These same youths that threatened Joel are probably intolerant of other ethnic groups. I wonder how many of them thought they were just “being Funny” a bit like the stranger danger incident that occur last week! Well that is not fun it’s just plain bullying!

  2. It’s a shame what a small minority of people can do to a wonderful day organised by an extraordinary group of individuals. The Colac Community will soon realise what its been missing (as well as what it has to offer). DYNAMIC can guide the community in the right direction with education in schools and creating a network of youth and adults where diversity and ‘different’ people are accepted and encouraged. Keep up the great work DYNAMIC, sadly theres a long way to go but remember every voice makes change!

  3. Tanya Taylor

    I attended the event with the YUMCHA group from Warrnambool, it was a wonderful day. The behaviour of some buffoons at the end of the highlights the importance of groups like DYNAMIC and clearly illustrates that more work needs to be done.

  4. Jackie Wallis

    This is an example of how needed this diversity group DYNAMIC is to support people who are discriminated against for being same sex attracted, being from a different cultural backgrounds or are “just a bit different”. The Warrnambool diversity group YUMCHA were guests and had a fantastic time. Everyone involved should be congratulated on a great day and focus on the positives of this project, and not let it be marred by a few idiots who obviously have their own issues. Don’t let the minority bring you down!

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