Homophobia and transphobia in schools is serious. We’re lobbying for a replacement to the soon-to-be defunded Safe Schools.
GLRL was a founding partner of the Safe Schools Coalition NSW. Unfortunately the program was subject to sustained attack from conservative and Christian opponents, leading to its ultimate scrapping by the State Government.
Over the past few years, we have been involved in high-level advocacy of the principles of the Safe Schools program. This includes lobbying politicians to continue to support the initiative, engaging with the LGBTI Parliamentary Friendship group and running a campaign to save Safe Schools.
While its imminent removal in NSW is disappointing, GLRL remains committed to ensuring homophobia and transphobia are stamped out in schools and that student safety is a priority.
To this end, we are working with a variety of stakeholders to ensure a substantive alternative program is devised with urgency.
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