Labor MP Jo Haylen today spoke up in defence of the Safe Schools Coalition in the NSW Parliament.
Haylen spoke out during a debate brought on by the tabling of a petition calling for the program to be banned from NSW Public schools.
At the same time, Jo Haylen MP, Trish Doyle MP, Julia Finn MP, Penny Sharpe MLC and Tim Crakanthorpe MP, also issued a message to LGBTIQ youth, calling on them to “stay strong” and know they are “loved and valued.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Summer Hill
“Every student has a right to feel safe at school - Irrespective of their race, religious beliefs, their gender identity or sexuality.
“We are failing young LGBTI people if we can’t keep them safe and we must acknowledge the impact debates like these have on the well-being of young people.
"There is no such thing as a gay agenda; only equality.
“When it comes to human rights and human decency, we cannot turn back and we must move forward together.”