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ALP Conference: there's a silver lining to the dark cloud outcomes say activists
The following media release was issued by the Australian Coalition for Equality on 3.8.09.The ALP National Conference produced steps forward for the LGBTI* community, despite continued opposition to same-sex marriage, gay activists say.
Australian Coalition for Equality (ACE) spokesperson, Corey Irlam, labeled the outcomes of the conference "a dark cloud with a silver lining".
“The ALP has recognised the specific health needs of the LGBTI community, the need to act against discrimination, harassment and hatred, and supported equal access to Artificial Reproductive Technologies", Mr Irlam said.
“Importantly for gay and lesbian youth, the ALP has acknowledged that the right to good education demands a class-room environment free of homophobic bullying and harassment.”
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