The Safe Schools Coalition is a program funded by the Australian government aimed at addressing bullying of LGBTI school students.
The program enjoys bipartisan support. However, it has been the target of a long-running campaign from the Australian Christian Lobby, who say it should be defunded.
Minus18 works with the Safe Schools Coalition to create resources for the program, but they are different organisations.
A spokesperson for the Australian Christian Lobby told BuzzFeed News it is not associated with the Stop Safe Schools Coalition page and do not know who is behind it.
“They’re adults trying to ruin the night of young people," he said. "That’s bullying, that’s the type of behaviour we’re trying to stand up against.”
Every donation towards a sponsored ticket is guaranteed to go to an LGBTI young person, Scott said. "We make sure we talk to the young people directly who want to get a sponsored ticket."
Scott added that the large venue means they can just increase capacity if tickets sell out.
“We try not to have a capacity," he said. "We have quite a large venue – if we sell out, we’ll just put up more tickets and open up more parts of the venue.”
BuzzFeed News has contacted the administrators of the Stop Safe Schools Coalition page.
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