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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I live in Townsville, have many gay friends, work for same sex parents, and work with gay people. Those views seem very uncommon here. I don't know what Brisbane is like, but up north it would horrify the public if that law was enforced. I'm shocked, saddened and sickened by that.
    I lived in Townsville for 25 years and came across plenty of homophobic people. So did my very close uni friend who was bashed up for being gay. It's not as uncommon there as you think.

    I have another friend living in W.A. who was subject to abuse for being gay.
    It's not a yes or no answer - unfortunately there are homophobic people everywhere. I don't believe you can say that x state is more or less homophobic. There is no way of determining that.

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    Actually I just found an article I remember reading about Townsville & homophobia. Except the original article was longer...I watched the episode they were referring to. Very saddening

    http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/21858
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    It depends so much on how you try to quantify homophobia.
    There was quite a large survey done (I can't remember the name of it) where people were asked something along the lines of whether they considered homosexuality to be immoral. On THAT basis, I remember QLD being the most homophobic overall... except of course country areas tend to have much higher levels of homophobia, and males are far more likely to be homophobic than females.

    Of course...different states have different laws. Some areas in some states are fantastic whilst others...not so much.

    Sorry, probably not that helpful... but it would depend so much on precisely WHERE you want to live, who you'd be associating with etc.


 

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