On this episode we speak out in defense of Safe Schools, a program designed to increase awareness of queer issues in schools and reduce the bullying faced by queer kids. This program is currently under attack from homophobic, transphobic and all round queerphobic assholes – some of who are politicians such as Senator Cory Bernadi, leading to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approving an investigation into Safe Schools.
Some things you can do to support Safe Schools:
- Share this open letter from academics in support of Safe Schools.
- Sign the Greens petition supporting Safe Schools.
- Contact your current/previous school and thank them for having the program if they do or encourage them adopt the program if they don’t have it yet.
Also covered on the episode is: further discussion on activism for refugees and on the importance of not just letting them stay but also closing the camps (opposing mandatory detention and offshore processing) in light of Baby Asha being released into community detention for the short term at least, #CrushPlastic and our latest find from the street.
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