BEYONDBLUE, the national anti-depression organisation headed by former premier Jeff Kennett, has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. The negative publicity started with an opinion piece written by Mr Kennett in which he made the observation that unless children were raised by heterosexual married parents, their mental health would somehow be worse off.
The fire has been fuelled with the sudden and unexplained resignation of Beyondblue CEO Dawn O'Neil. Even though her resignation was announced last week, it transpires Ms O'Neil resigned the same day she gave an interview on Melbourne's gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9 several weeks ago.Read More in The SUN
BEYONDBLUE faces a growing crisis, with its major sponsor under pressure to dump the mental health organisation over the gay parenting controversy engulfing its chairman, Jeff Kennett, and a former employee alleging poor morale and poor financial management.
Homosexual rights activists are urging a boycott of beyondblue's key sponsor, Movember, with gay and lesbian radio station Joy FM launching a rival ''Homovember'' fund-raising campaign.
Movember last year contributed $10 million to beyondblue - a third of the national mental health organisation's budget. Read more in THE AGE: