Parts of the Southwest including Warrnambool are still considered homophobic.
Southwest Victoria is still struggling to overcome homophobia according to a former Hamilton Resident who appeared the ABC's Q&A Monday night, questioning Dan Tehan on the issue.
Greg Storer was in the audience of the program, and drew reference to a number of friends he knows who haven't come out, due to the fear of homophobic actions.
He asked Member for Wannon Dan Tehan what he is doing about the issue.
Listen to his response below.