Over recent months, attacks against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights and inclusion have begun to look like an anti-gay crusade. The campaign against Safe Schools has attempted to associate that program – and by proxy the people who implement it and it is meant to help – with Marxism and paedophilia. We have seen takedowns of a range of LGBTI community leaders, no matter their contribution to Australia (Ian Thorpe) or their political convictions (Tim Wilson). Publications that make wild claims about the damage same-sex partners do to their children have been widely distributed.
May 6 / The Guardian