ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

10/11/2020 | Out in Perth

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s Education Act to “prohibit the teaching of the ideology of gender fluidity to children in schools”, ensure the curriculum does not include mentions of trans or gender diverse identities, and put teaching and support staff’s jobs at risk should they choose to support trans and gender diverse students. The rally went ahead in Sydney on Saturday in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling to ban the gathering, after NSW Police claimed the event would be a COVID-19 risk. Speaking to news.com.au, organiser April Holcombe questioned the Supreme Court decision in light of an exemption for 11,000 people to attend NSW’s Everest Race.

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