Every child deserves to feel safe at school, regardless of their race, religious beliefs or sexuality.

The Safe Schools program is all about stopping bullying and intimidation of LGBTI people.

It is about teaching students to accept the differences in each other.

It is about making school a safe space for LGBTI students and their families.

I am saddened that opponents of Safe Schools have tarnished the current public conversation with misinformation, inaccuracy and politicisation. To them I say, there is no such thing as a gay agenda. There is only equality. And I will always fight for that.

Inner West Courier, 4 October 2016