No Pride In Detention
March 5th 2016
“I wonder if the LGBTI community themselves can start to widen, build upon that public education and sympathy for the LGBTI cause. I think Australia is a lot better than this.”
It’s Mardi Gras weekend, and thousands will be flocking to the city tonight to take part in the festivities. But not all of those marching in the annual parade will be celebrating. Earlier this week the Human Rights Law Centre appealed the community to stand up for LGBTI refugee, citing the case of an Iranian couple sent to offshore processing on Nauru. And that’s exactly what a new float, demanding a change to Australia’s hardline refugee policies, will be doing.
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