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.

CAMPAIGN (JULY 2020) – COMBATING ONLINE HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

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.

REPORTS

January 17, 2020: Andre Oboler, Mark Civitella, Nasya Bahfen, “Submission on Anti-Vilification Protections”

BRIEFINGS

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”

July 14, 2015: Report homophobic Facebook page “Resistance Against Sodomite Fascisti”

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)