"A gay activist from Sydney says his human rights have been violated by the human rights watchdog itself - because it refused to ban a "homophobic" Telstra ad about two men in a tent.
Glebe-based advocate Andrew James has now lodged an official complaint, prompting a call from Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes for people to lighten up, The Daily Telegraph reports.
In the ad, two men on a camping trip become suspicious when their two mates disappear into a tent. It later emerges they are simply watching cricket on the same mobile phone.
"Gay men who do choose to have sex in a tent should not have to be afraid of getting caught by their friends," Mr James' writes on his website, engayment.org.
He complained to the Australian Human Rights Commission about the ad but found there was no official category because it did not occur in the workplace.... AHRC complaint handling director Karen Toohey said there was no legal basis to act against the ad.
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