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Love and Inclusion Drowned Out Hate and Exclusion Today

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Tags: LGBTI, Equality

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Hundreds of vocal, passionate Tasmanians showed up to defend the rights of transgender people outside Parliament today, and the Greens proudly stood with them.
The vile, transphobic, fake feminist, Kellie-Jay Kean, and a handful of her supporters were completely outnumbered by people who were there to say loud and proud that transgender rights are human rights.
Trans people were joined by their many allies, Aboriginal community leaders, forest defenders and animal rights activists, doing what we do best – peacefully protesting for the best, and most just of causes.
It was a resounding show of love and support for transgender Tasmanians. 
It made me proud to be a Hobartian.
Kellie-Jay Kean had to scuttle away from the crowd, taking her all-man security detail with her.
We hope she never returns.
On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I want to sincerely thank Tasmania Police for the calm and professional way they handled a potentially volatile situation.  They too did Tasmania proud.