Anti-homophobia educator Daniel Witthaus has released the third part of his Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’ summary series 2011.
The summaries, aimed at teachers, health professionals and other homophobia educators, provide highlights, major findings and information from almost a year of Witthaus’ educational experiences on the road.
Titled Mainstream Resistance, the new release follows on from parts one (Modern Day Snapshot) and two (Schools) and looks at regional, rural and remote Australia from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as those who support them.
Witthaus said he hopes the summary series will be shared with people to start everyday conversations about “what is being, or could be, done to affirm sexual diversity and challenge homophobia beyond the walls of the city”.
The 35-year-old has been combatting homophobia in Australian schools for almost 15 years. He developed the Pride and Prejudice educational package and trains young people, teachers and health professionals.
A member of the International Advisory Committee of the Global Alliance for LGBT Education since 2006, Witthaus’ work has taken him to Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and the United States.
In 2010 he completed a 38-week Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’ national challenging homophobia tour of regional, rural and remote Australia and launched his first book, Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’.
INFO: All three summaries can be downloaded from www.thatssogay.com.au/findings