Photos: Hundreds march to defend LGBTIQ rights

June 5, 2021

Hundreds gathered at Town Hall on June 5 to defend LGBTQ rights. 

Speakers called for Mark Latham's transphobic Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill to be rejected and for LGBTQ people to be protected from discrimination.

The rally heard from Teddy Cook, Vice President of the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health, Uniting Church Minister Josephine Inkpin, Darry Bernie from the Council of Civil Liberties, education worker Deaglan Goodwin and 78er Barry Charles.

NSW MPs Jenny Leong (Greens) and Penny Sharpe (Labor) also spoke out against the bill, before the rally marched to NSW Parliament.  

The protest was organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and is the third it has organised this year.

Trans, intersex and genderqueer pride flags fly alongside the Aboriginal flag at Town Hall. Photo: Isaac Nellist
Photo: Isaac Nellist
The rally was attended by the 78ers. Photo: Isaac Nellist

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