We're WayOut against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia!!
Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia is the hatred and or irrational fear of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual trangender or Queer.
You may be totally comfortable with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender , Queer or however you choose to identify, but others may not- peers, other students at your school, teachers and even friends and family can be uncomfortable and even hurtful and abusive.
Unfortunately many young people are bullied because they identify as being same sex attracted or sex and gender diverse. Some young people experience homophobic bullying because they have a sibling or parent who is same sex attracted or sex and gender diverse.
Some young people experience homophobic bullying simply because they don’t fit gender norms- such as girls with short hair or boys who paint their nails or use skin care products.
Bullying and discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender is not ok, in fact there are laws against it.
Outlandish radio to hit the waves in Macedon Ranges
WayOut has been working to get a new radio program on 100.7 Highlands FM, Woodend called ’Outlands’ and we are looking for young people to be involved in making the program happen.
Outlands is a program run by young people, for young people and about young people focussed on staying healthy and happy in rural Victoria, as well as playing great music!
We are looking for young people (14-21) who are interested in radio presenting, program production and reporting stories.
People who are interested will need to commit to at least 3 hours a fortnight to make the show happen, spend at least 6 months on the program and bring new ideas and lots of energy to each program.
The WayOut team will be putting a pilot program together soon - so if your a young person from the Macedon Ranges and you would like to be part of the Outlands team please contact Lachie on 03 54211679.
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