ADVOCATES CALL ON ALBANESE TO MEET TRANS COMMUNITY
TRANS DAY OF VISIBILITY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALBANESE TO SHOW RESPECT FOR TRANS PEOPLE FOLLOWING “NOT WOKE” COMMENTS
Spokesperson for Just.Equal Australia, Sally Goldner AM, said Mr Albanese’s comments erased sections of the trans community, were unhelpful in regard to inclusive health care and were in conflict with federal anti-discrimination law that the ALP introduced and passed in 2013.
“It’s very disappointing that Mr Albanese is not fully affirming vulnerable Australians and not calling out the phony ‘culture war’ against us.”
“During the US presidential campaign Joe Biden made strong statements in support of trans rights and won the election convincingly. Mr Albanese needs to show a similar level of allyship to trans and gender diverse people and our families.”
“I call on Mr Albanese to meet with everyday trans and gender diverse Australians so he can hear about our real needs and concerns.”
“Next week’s International Trans Day of Visibility would be the perfect opportunity for Mr Albanese to show he is above cheap political shots at the expense of trans people and to outline his policies for trans people such as inclusive health care."
Mr Albanese was commenting during an interview with Joe Hilderbrand published in various newspapers.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Sally Goldner on 0407 946 242.