New logo for Safe Place
A competition has been launched to help design a new logo for the Safe Place program run by ACON’s Anti-Violence Project (AVP).
The Safe Place Program was launched in 1991 as a gay and lesbian community response to street based homophobic violence and was part of the Whistle Project with a simple pink triangle motif used to highlight safe refuges for the GLBT community.
In 2002, the program moved under the auspices of the AVP with a review now underway on how the Safe Place program can best continue to support the GLBT community and how it can be most effective.
ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill told SX the 21st anniversary of the Safe Place program was a good time to rejuvenate it.
“We think it’s timely to reinvigorate the program to create a fresh brand with which all our communities can identify,” he said.
“The new logo will be a positive and forward looking emblem which is easily recognised and remembered and which promotes inclusion, diversity and safety.”
The new logo will be displayed publically by all Safe Places including friendly and safe shops, cafés, businesses or other locations which are welcoming, supportive and actively engaged with the GLBT community.
The competition closes on Friday, December 7 with the winning entry to receive a $150 voucher and an opportunity to work with the AVP to finalise the design.
For more information, including terms and conditions, visit http://www.acon.org.au/anti-violence/Safe-Place-Program#competition