The attacker allegedly said: “if you’re part of the Yes campaign and don’t want to get hurt then f**k off.”
Other social media users have used the incident to highlight the far more severe forms of violence and assault LGBTI people face on a regular basis.
A MAN who was not recognised as his partner of five year’s next of kin by the Tasmanian Police and Coroner’s Office will have his case heard by the state’s Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.
With police recently marching in both Brisbane and Tasmania’s pride marches, this year has marked a shift towards more open support by the police of Australia’s LGBTI community.
The symbolic gesture will see Hobart join several other councils around Australia who have flown their flags during LGBTI pride festivals or IDAHOT day.