Saturday, March 26, 2016

Perth rally to save Safe Schools

A 'national disgrace' to attack Safe Schools program

Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett speaking at #Perth rally to save #SafeSchools on March 21.#AusPol #LGBTISee more photos and story:

Posted by Green Left Weekly on Friday, March 25, 2016

In Perth the rally on March 21 was an impassioned show of community support for LGBTIQ youth.

A wide range of organisations attended, including PFlag, Transmen of WA, and several trade unions.

The crowd heard from Mt Lawley high school student Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett, who spoke about the recent harassment of students at his school by the Christian Right over the safe schools program. Melissa Scarr, the mother of 11 year old trans boy Jacob Scarr, spoke about how the Safe Schools a Program has made a huge difference for her son.

After the official speakers, a long queue lined up to speak on the open mike. The crowd heard one harrowing story after another of school bullying and prejudice, highlighting the desperate need for the safe schools program.

See more photos and a national report on Green Left online.