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Over the last 20 years there has been an increasing acceptance, awareness and respect for gay and lesbian people in Australia.
Attitudes changed slowly at first but we are seeing significant changes in all areas of our culture.
So are gay and lesbian people still at risk of violence? In this show we will look at the issues faced by gay and lesbian people in regional and rural communities.
Regional centres that are close to capital cities, like Wollongong, Newcastle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Rockingham, Mandurah, have reasonably quick and easy access to Gay support service and social venues.
The people who live in more isolated areas like Townsville, Yass, Albury, Derby etc are in a different situation, they do not have a big city close by the can ‘escape’ to.
To discuss these and other issues we are Joined by Greg Adkins of the Antiviolence Project


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