IDAHOT day campaign calls for Safe Schools to be reinstated

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IDAHO is not just a city in Northwestern America. It’s also the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and goes by the other acronyms IDAHOT and IDAHOBiT).

Campaigners are using the day to push Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to re-commit to the Safe Schools program.

Designed in 2010 to combat homophobia in schools, this March the federal government, under pressure from the far right, diminished the program’s reach.

Wil Stracke isn’t ok with that. A proud gay woman, she’s also the Industrial and Campaigns Officer at the Victorian Trades Hall Council – the peak campaigning body for Victorian unions. In honour of IDAHO, she’s compelling members to bombard Malcolm Turnbull’s office with phone calls – lobbying him to fully reinstate Safe Schools, nationwide.

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