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LGBTIQ rights

We are not all the same, but we are all equal. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning, you have the right to equal opportunity. It’s against the law for someone to treat you unfairly or bully you because of your sexual orientation or gender identity.

Topics

Expunged homosexual conviction

Key stats

65%

of people in Victoria voted "yes" in the 2017 marriage equality postal survey, the highest result across all states and territories apart from ACT

The Guardian

Stories

Jakub's story

"Me being gay has never really bothered anyone else, but this guy had a real problem with it. He made a point of using ‘gay’ and ‘homo’ as an insult when I was around and couldn’t help making snide remarks about gay people and putting on a fake lisp."

Related resources

Pride not Prejudice: Short film series – 2016

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries
enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Reception
1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

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1300 152 494

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1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

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0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.