ANTI-TRANS FEAR CAMPAIGN BACKFIRES IN EDEN MONARO
CALL ON MAJOR PARTIES TO REPUDIATE SCAREMONGERING
National LGBTIQ+ lobby group, just.equal, say the anti-transgender ad campaign run against Labor ahead of the Eden-Monaro by-election has backfired, with Labor regaining the seat.
In response the group has called on the Coalition to repudiate anti-LGBTIQ+ election campaigning and for Labor to take a stronger stance against it.
Just.equal spokesperson, Brian Greig, said,
“Eden-Monaro has proven again that politicised fear-mongering against LGBTIQ people is a vote loser in Australia.”
“We urge anti-LGBTIQ groups to recognise the damage their election scare campaigns inflict on vulnerable LGBTIQ people, and on their own cause.”
“We also urge the Coalition to speak out against anti-LGBTIQ+ electioneering and for Labor to stand more strongly for equality and against the current nationwide campaigns demonising transgender people.”
“The Eden-Monaro by-election shows everyday Australians reject anti-LGBTIQ+ election campaigns, and if the major parties want to win their support, they should too.”
Greig warned that if the major parties continued to play-down or ignore attacks on the LGBTIQ+ community, the same fear tactics would erupt in the 2022 federal election.
“Anti-LGBTIQ+ campaigners will target multiple seats across western Sydney and the nation as a whole with their fear mongering about transgender people, school inclusion programs and the non-existent threat to religious freedom.
“All political leaders must call this out and defend LGBTIQ+ equality.”
For a news report on the Eden Monaro anti-LGBTIQ+ fear campaign:
For a copy of this statement in the web, click here
For more information contact Brian Greig on 0407 776 961.