Friday, 14 October 2016

Anti-gay Nazi posters plastered over university - Australian plebiscite files

I came across this picture on Twitter a couple of days ago and it was so extreme I thought it was a joke. But it isn't. These posters were plastered everywhere over Swinburne University's walls before Labor announced it would vote down the plebiscite.

There's no doubt in my mind that the plebiscite debate was the inspiration for the posters. This is the so called "respectful" debate the Lieberals keep banging on about.

Imagine being gay and seeing that at a young and vulnerable age. Yeah, it's strikes a chord alright. Nothing like a good old gay bashing eh?

Well then, who's the Nazi's now? 

A neo-Nazi poster urging people to gun down gay and transgender people has been plastered on Swinburne University's walls, raising fears the toxic homophobic campaign was triggered by the plebiscite debate. 

Students arriving at the university's Hawthorn campus on Monday morning were confronted with an illustration of a skeletal man wearing a T-shirt reading "Gay and Proud", with a bullet through his head. The poster, which included a swastika, was titled "Get the sodomite filth off our streets". 

Fairfax Media has chosen not to name the people behind the poster. They claim to belong to an organisation that has no online history. This could be the work of as few as one person. 

The posters were stuck onto the university's walls on the day of an annual gay pride event, which included a pride march and a speaking session featuring former High Court judge Michael Kirby and Victoria's Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Rowena Allen. 

It also came the day before Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is due to outline his final position on the marriage equality plebiscite to the ALP caucus before the party adopts a formal stance – almost certainly for a free vote in Parliament as the only way forward. 

The university's security officers ripped down most of the posters overnight, and pasted flyers promoting the student-led gay pride event in their place. The Age