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First national conference on violence against gays and lesbians

Sydney
27 October 1995 - 28 October 1995

Introduction

The First national conference on violence against gays and lesbians brought together a range of views with regard to homophobic violence. Topics discussed include: the differential impact of harassment and violence on young people, gay men and lesbians; police responses to this violence in South Australia and New South Wales; the constructed deviant status of homosexual homicide victims; criminology's description of lesbians and gay men as deviants marked out from heterosexuals; HIV related violence and its impact on victims; and a detailed analysis of the relevant law throughout Australia.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings of this conference were published as:

Homophobic violence / Gail Mason and Stephen Tomsen (eds)
Hawkins Press, 1997
ISBN 1 87606 704 7