Flyers have been distributed in Victoria promoting the protest and referring to gender diversity education as sexualising children.
“Under the PNG criminal code, gay sex is illegal on Manus Island and punishable by up to 14 years jail”
“In retaliation the girls, trans people, and sex workers were out… they all came over and tipped their strawberry milkshakes on the cops”
People online quickly shared the images with one tweeter using the caption “it’s just a phase” to subvert the homophobic remark often purported by anti-gay people.
In light of the recent debate around whether or not the Safe Schools Coalition should have a presence in schools around the country, community advocates and supporters rallied in defence of it.
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.