Catholic school tells gay author Will Kostakis his speaking visit no longer ‘appropriate’

Catholic school tells gay author Will Kostakis his speaking visit no longer ‘appropriate’

Australia used  to be the land of firsts. For example, giving women the vote. Here in Canberra, we HAVE legalised gay marriage, but it was overturned by the High Court of Australia.

Now? We’re about on par with Saudi Arabia! I’m Catholic, but sometimes the Australian (Irish) Catholic church is monstrous.

Young Adult Author Will Kostakis

“A Catholic school has cancelled a speaking visit from an award-winning gay author of young adult books because his new book – which includes a gay character – has been deemed “not appropriate”.

Will Kostakis, 26, came out as gay on his blog last week after an ex-boyfriend of his was diagnosed with cancer.

Just days later he received a cancellation email from a teacher at De La Salle College in Revesby Heights, in Sydney, where he had done a successful speaking visit last year.  

“We have a concern about promoting your new book at our school as it is a Catholic school,” the email reads.

“We were reading over your blog and I think it might not be appropriate, and parents might not be happy.”

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