Singer Rob Mills faces vilification complaint

28 September 2014
Noted Anti-Discrimination Campaigner and homosexual man Garry Burns has lodged a vilification complaint against singer Rob Mills under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 with the President of the Anti-Discrimination Board ( ADB ) of NSW over his publication of an image that portrays homosexuals males as being sick , perverted and dirty people.
Singer Rob Mills , posted to Instagram after Saturday’s AFL grand final , showing a Hawthorn Hawks figure standing pressed against a bent – over Sydney Swans character.
Garry Burns said , “ By publishing that pernicious image Rob Mills has publicly ridiculed homosexual men and portrayed them as being sick , perverted and dirty people in the eyes of the Australian public. I don’t take it up the poo-dah mate”.
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 ( NSW ) 49ZS Public Act includes:
( a ) any form of communication to the public , including speaking , writing , printing , displaying notices , broadcasting , telecasting , screening and playing of tapes or other recorded material , and
( c ) the distribution or dissemination of any matter to the public with knowledge that the matter promotes or expresses hatred towards , serious contempt for , or severe ridicule of , a person or group of persons on the ground of the homosexuality of the person or members of the group.
To remedy the matter Mr.Burns will be requesting that Mr.Mills publish an apology in the Sydney Morning Herald ( SMH ) , pursuant to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and donate $10,000 to Stanford House Charity. ( see attachment )
“ Mr.Mills homosexual men are not losers and nor are the Sydney Swans Football Club worthy recipients to be sodomised” , Burns concluded.
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11 thoughts on “Singer Rob Mills faces vilification complaint

  1. Bundah Browne

    Gary,

    I am a big fan of yours and and as an old gay I very much appreciate your outstanding effort and commitment over the years.

    But with regards to this issue – I do not believe your actions are at all necessary.

    Rob Mills is a good friend of the GLBTQI community and this was a silly mistake for which he openly apologies and corrected.

    He is going through the normal process now in the press ….. and by the trending on Social Media you are pretty much on your own with this one.

    If this was a Politician or even a Sports Star I would be backing you all the way, but not on this occasion. This one is not a Good Fight.

    Drew Simmons

    On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 5:41 AM, “Gary Burns – Anti-Discriminati

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    1. JackAlison

      Once again the prozac brigade rushes in… “everything’s fine in neverland…everyone needs to calm down…this guy is soooo gay friendly…” and the usual yippity yap when a celebrity throws an anti gay wobbly
      like the boys in blue marching in gay parades…. so that must make them our friends now? even though this mob almost killed a young 18 year old guy last year at mardi gra
      The image he tweeted was two leggo figures engaged in anal sex
      How anyone could be so naive as to believe that homogenital sex as a symbol for 1 footy club taken it up the arse by another is not insulting couldnt be more insulting,
      considering it is homogenital sex which most bigots including christians focus on to deny gay ppl. full rights. It is the gay sex act which is at the heart of every piece of criminal legislation both in the past and which is now on the books and being enacted in Brunei, Ghana, Uganda and nearly every muslim state in Africa…Look out of Australia and realise there is a huge homophobic world that is getting worse for some gay ppl. Antics like this are no joke…..they make light of homophobia..AND if I was a young questioning gay male teenager in a country town and “the only gay in the village” Id be depressed and suicidal if ppl.thought that me having sex for the first time was just a footy joke…NOT taking it like the big joke that it is most certainly not….

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      1. Garry Burns

        On the 29 September this statement was published on http://www.facebook.com/BernardGaynorBlog?ref=stream ( fully sic ) in relation to me:

        ” Real Gary Burns Keep up the good fight Bernie & don’t let these nutters like Gary Burns and Luitenent Kate Shemale get you down. They are sick perverts , Gary Burns whole life is about spreading sickness and filfth ( sic ). He and his sick gay activists friends are just pedophiles , they want gay marriage and adoption so they can have easy access to kids for raping -that what its all about. Gary Burns is a pedophile , most gay men are and that is the Truth”.
        Should I just ignore this statement too Drew ?

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    2. Garry Burns

      Drew thanks for your response but the image of the lego men fucking each other is unlawful homosexuality vilification because it incites ridicule of homosexual men. I don’t represent the gay community but the image to me portrays me as a gay man as being sick , perverted and dirty because the imputation in the publication of the image is that gay men are products for ridicule. I have a case against Mr.Mills.

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    3. Garry Burns

      Drew I was on my own when I sued Radio 2UE , John Laws. I was on my own when I sued Former Katter Party candidate Therese Corbett for comparing homosexuals to pedophiles.
      Actually I’ve been on my own since 2002 when I first started doing this kind of work.
      There’s nothing extraordinary about me being on my own because that’s the journey I’ve always been on. I receive very little open support from the gay community. In fact I’m shunned but the case law I’ve initiated is well received by the Judiciary and the Lawyers.
      But Drew when young gay teens see this kind of constant ridicule in the media they quite often kill themselves.
      Mr.Mills is a person in a powerful position. He’s able to influence people’s opinion and by publishing an image of 2 males sodomising each other up the arse doesn’t lure well for the respecting of homosexual males.
      If this goes to court I will win because the image is a image of homosexual men participating in Anal sex.

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      1. jackAllison

        I absolutely agree and congratulate you Gary.
        Im fed up with the champagne sipping power queens in government and for what passes as “journalism” at the star observer and same same
        Its apparent to me that gay ppl. in Australia have to be content with “crumbs at the table” rather than demanding full civil rights as law abiding tax paying citizens. Thank you for the thankless task of demanding respect thru the power of the law. Unfortunately most leaders in the gay community are asleep at the wheel and so desperate for love and acceptance theyll allow cheap shots from ppl. like Rob Mills

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  2. Drew

    Gary,

    I am a big fan of yours and and as an old gay I very much appreciate your outstanding effort and commitment over the years.

    But with regards to this issue – I do not believe your actions are at all necessary.

    Rob Mills is a good friend of the GLBTQI community and this was a silly mistake for which he openly apologies and corrected.

    He is going through the normal process now in the press ….. and by the trending on Social Media you are pretty much on your own with this one.

    If this was a Politician or even a Sports Star I would be backing you all the way, but not on this occasion. This one is not a Good Fight.

    Drew Simmons

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    1. Garry Burns

      John Laws claimed to be a good friend of the gay community when I sued him too but that defence didn’t help him either.
      It’s simple people should think before publishing images or statement’s harmful to homosexual men.
      After all ” one can’t fatten a pig on market day”.

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  3. Laura Lee

    Your behavior is sick, perverted, and dirty. You’re not being villified. You’re being exposed. And now you are trying to persecute the one who exposed you. What a cry baby you are! What a narc! What a tattle tale! You’re no victim. You’re trying to suppress free speech. Your behavior is sick, perverted, and dirty. God has a case against you… because God calls your behavior an abomination. You try to play God to say it’s not. We have the right to our opinion and free speech. How pathetic that you think you have the right to practice mind control and suppress free speech. We don’t agree with you and never will.

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    1. Garry Burns

      Laura thanks for your rant love but God doesn’t represent the anti-discrimination act 1977.
      St Paul is not a defence for vilification.
      Have you ever seen me have sodomy sex ?
      Until you have don’t assume that all homosexual men participate in this kind of activity.
      There is no such thing as free speech in Australia.
      Ms.Lee if you want free speech hop on a plane to America but can you do us all a favour in Australia and make sure it’s a one way ticket.

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  4. Garry Burns

    Well said Jack Allison.
    I remember when Radio Broadcaster John Laws was in the witness box when I took him to court.
    He said this , ” I’m not homophobic I have gay staff “. My barrister said , ” So what this case isn’t about you employing gay staff , it’s about you ridiculing homosexual men “on air “.
    What Rob Mills did is ridicule me and fellow homosexual men by suggesting we take it up the poo-dah.

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