Sydney, Australia Plans For 'Homophobia-Free Zones'
The idea involves local businesses posting signs and stickers to show their support for the gay community, some councillors fear the idea could backfire and cause more abuse of homosexuals.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's gay capital Sydney came under attack from a rebel city councillor on Monday over its plans to create 'homophobia-free zones' in the heart of its bar and nightclub precinct. The City of Sydney Council this month voted five-to-four for the special designation for parts of the city favoured by gays and lesbians to deter violence, abuse and harassment against homosexuals.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2006 Sydney Convicts Gay Rugby Team, originally uploaded by trielly.
Sydney Gay Mardi Gras 2006 marching with Sydney Convicts Gay Rugby Team. Photos by Tom Rielly.