Academy Award winner to star in Burnet sexual health promotion project

Burnet Institute

03 November, 2011

Geoffrey Rush has signed on for a guest role in the first episode of the fifth series of Queer as F**k, an online show which is part of Burnet Institute’s FaceSpace project.

Head of HIV and STI Research at Burnet, Dr Mark Stoové said it was wonderful someone with such a significant global profile was prepared to lend their time and support to an initiative tackling such important issues in his hometown.

“The commitment of Geoffrey Rush and other high profile performers to supporting Queer as F**k has really helped lift its profile and potentially the reach and effectiveness of this ground-breaking health promotion project,” Dr Stoové said.

Rush told the Southern Star Observer he was pleased to take part.

“Homophobia is a huge issue that negatively affects the gay community and I was happy to participate in this initiative to highlight that,” he said.

Dr Stoové said it’s great something developed from ‘by-the-way’ conversations among researchers has evolved into real-world, cutting-edge health promotion practice.

“This initiative now has over 4000 Facebook fans and between 2000 and 3000 active users each month.”

CLICK HERE to read the full article about Geoffrey Rush’s involvement in Queer as F**k in the Southern Star Observer.

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Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of Public Health




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