Young LGBTIQ+ Victorians have agreed that sex education should be standardised throughout all schools, or taught by a funded external provider, so that everyone is receiving the same up-to-date information.
“Australians should focus our efforts on supporting progressive Malay activists and amplifying their voices.”
“[Muslims] are a community of 1.7 billion people – almost a quarter of the world’s population. Many of us are queer, and many more are allies for change.”
The consultations will help shape campaigns and messaging to support members of Victoria’s cultural and faith communities to increase safety and inclusion for LGBTIQ+ people.
“Nobody should have to hide themselves to survive.”
“We are heading into a national election campaign without knowing exactly where federal Labor stands on the issue of LGBTI teachers and other staff in faith-based schools.”
“These laws send a message to all Australians that LGBT people are unworthy of protection.”
“As a principal I’m highly aware of the disturbing mental health statistics for those who are trans or gender diverse… these aren’t just numbers. They represent real people who deserve our support.”
We need a comprehensive review of the extent and harms of faith-based discrimination against LGBTI people in 2019.