A video introduction to ‘Who is Daniel Witthaus?’ was recently put together by award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Duffy and uploaded to YouTube. Better known for his documentary, The Doctor’s Wife, charting he and his partner’s journey as a gay couple into rural Queensland, Jono wanted to highlight other people making a difference in the LGBT community. In Jono’s own words:
“Gay rights advocate and education activist Daniel Witthaus is an extraordinary man with an extraordinary mission to eliminate homophobia in Australia. This passionate Victorian from Geelong embarked on an incredible 38 week journey in 2010, all around rural Australia, taking his anti-homophobia training, called Beyond That’s So Gay’, to schools, organizations and individuals. This video entitled “Who is Daniel Witthaus?” is the first in a serious about influential GLBTIQ people who are helping to make the world a better place.”
To view ‘Who is Daniel Witthaus?’ click here: Who is Daniel Witthaus?
For more on The Doctor’s Wife, click here: The Doctor’s Wife Official Website
On Tuesday 13th March something special happened at the Canterbury Street Stables, Flemington.
Sixty people joined Daniel for an exclusive filmed event where he sharee the findings of 100s and 100s of ‘cuppa’ conversations with every Australians from all walks of life. The audience found out if things really are better these days for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people and what can be done to best support them and challenge the homophobia of those around them.
Hosted by the City of Moonee Valley, the event was divided into two parts:
(a) A multi-media presentation that shared stories, video clips and photos to illustrate what Daniel found out after 266 relentless “Groundhog Days” on the road; and (after a break),
(b) A Q&A with the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission’s Kenton Miller that teased out audience questions and the things that amused and intrigued Kenton.
Stay tuned over the coming months as this event becomes a collection of YouTube clips that can be readily accessed by regional, rural and remote Australian communities.
Daniel joined Federal MP Adam Bandt for a ‘People Power’ panel at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival on Sunday 18th March. Following on from a Dutch documentary, ‘Help! We’ve Got A Gay In The Class’, Daniel and Adam discussed the realities of individual vs collective activism.
Click here for more details: Help! We’ve Got A Gay In The Class