Car tyres slashed at performance of ‘Holding the Man’

Patrons and cast members attending a performance of the play Holding The Man had their car tires slashed while they were inside a community theatre in Sydney.

The Lane Cove Theatre’s production of is a sell out, but the show appears to have been targeted by people opposed to the play’s homosexual love story.

On Saturday night patrons and cast members returned to their cars to discover 12 vehicles had multiple tyres slashed.

Its not the first time that the play has been targeted, earlier in the month its advertising posters had been ripped down.

New South Wales police are investigating the incident, which comes at a time when the relationships of LGBTI people are under public scrutiny due to the roll out of the government’s postal survey on marriage equality.

The play is based on the best selling memoir of actor Timothy Conigrave. The story charts the romance between Conigrave and his partner John Caleo who first met when they were 15 year old school boys. Following the success of the play, the story was adapted into a successful film.

Local MP Trent Zimmerman said it was disgraceful that the LGBTI+ play was being targeted.

“This type of behaviour has no place in our local community and should be condemned. Just disgraceful that any person would be targeted in this way.” Zimmerman said in a Facebook post.

OIP Staff


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