The Macquarie Dictionary (Sixth Edition Oct 2013) defines homophobia as:
noun fear of homosexuals, usually linked with hostility towards them.
OHPI stands against any homophobic speech expressed online: on social media, on discussion platforms, and on commentary sections of online media.
During the month of July in 2020 we ran a special campaign to combat online Homophobia and Transphobia. The campaign aimed at increasing the focus on preventing this particular area of online hate.
Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of online homophobic speech.
January 17, 2020: Andre Oboler, Mark Civitella, Nasya Bahfen, “Submission on Anti-Vilification Protections”
OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.
July 17, 2020: A Myriad of Homophobic Messages on Facebook & Twitter
July 2, 2020: Homophobia on Twitter & Instagram
January 18, 2020: Instagram needs help
April 14, 2019: Free speech has limits because speech can cause harm.
September 27, 2017: Marriage Equality Postal Survey and Online Hate
October 1, 2017: Postal Survey and Misinformation
September 27, 2017: Debate Without Hate
September 11, 2017: Far-Right Trolls
September 8, 2017: Ultra Conservative Homophobia
September 7, 2017: Initial responses to #DebateWithoutHate
February 14, 2017: Neo-Nazi Group’s Poster Campaign in Melbourne
June 25, 2016: Religion and Homophobia
January 14, 2016: Report “EVOLVEFEST 2016” Event Page as Homophobic & Antisemitic
October 30, 2015: Facebook fails to remove Homophobic page
September 8, 2015: Report Homophobic Facebook page “No to Gay “Marriage”
August 11, 2015: Report “Stop the Straight Hate” Page
July 20, 2015: Report Facebook Page “Gays should be fit and muscular”
May 8, 2015: Steps taken by Twitter to combat abuse
January 22, 2014: Facebook apologises for homophobia
August 15, 2013: Twitter to be sued over #GaysMustDie
COMMENTARY & MEDIA COVERAGE
June 30, 2015: OHPI interviewed on Joy 94.9
December 15, 2014: New tool in fighting online hate (Australian Jewish News)
December 11, 2014: OHPI: Tracking down the data to combat online hate (The Big Smoke)
December 10, 2014: Hitting Back Against Hate (MX)
December 9, 2014: Fight Against Hate Launched (OHPI Press Release)