standupA new series of workshops will explore the lives of people who experience harassment and discrimination over their sexuality and help form the basis of proposed anti-discrimination legislation.

Run by the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) with funding from the Commonwealth Attorney-General Human Rights Education Grant, the Stand Up workshops will run over the next year to provide advice on how people can deal with everyday harassment and information on their rights should they seek redress for it.

Geared towards young people, women, people with disabilities and the elderly, the workshops will be run in cafes and community centres throughout Newtown, Parramatta and Redfern to uncover the kind of situations these groups commonly experience discrimination and harassment in, and what form it takes.

GLRL will also use the information collected at the workshops to provide policy advice to the federal government, which is attempting to standardise anti-discrimination legislation nationwide. Current anti-discrimination legislation at a state level exposes inconsistencies between various states and territories.

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