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Opera Australia stands up against homophobia

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Sarah Hanson-Young 23 Jun 2014

The Greens have praised Opera Australia for terminating their relationship with an employee who was found to have posted offensive and homophobic comments on social media.   

“We are pleased to see Opera Australia finally took a strong stance on this issue and had the courage and integrity to terminate their contract with Mrs Iveri,” the Greens' LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“There is absolutely no room for homophobia in our society.”

“They made a very difficult but important choice to end their relationship with Mrs Iveri.”

“Mrs Iveri’s comments were inappropriate and showed a serious lack of judgement and good character.”

“I am saddened to hear that incidents of homophobia are still happening today, but I’m glad they are not going unnoticed.”

“I am pleased to see her employers took the right steps to end their relationship with her.”

“I hope this event will encourage and teach others to stand up for equality.”



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