On January 28 2018 David Southwick had his photo taken with Jewish LGBTIQ groups at Pride March.
Aleph Melbourne noted:
Hi @SouthwickMP, when you stood with us today and had your photo proudly taken holding our "LGBTIQ Pride in the Jewish Community" placard, was that with preserving Safe Schools in mind, or do you support your party’s stance to scrap this critical programme?
— Aleph Melbourne (@alephmelbourne) January 28, 2018
During the 2018 Victorian State Election David Southwick claimed of the Safe Schools program:
We have demonstrated his claim is lacking in factual accuracy and have invited him to apologise for his error.
At Pride March 2019 Aleph Melbourne will remind the community of David Southwick’s damaging and misleading claims if a sufficient apology is not forthcoming.
We would however prefer that David Southwick’s presence at Pride March 2019 was uncontroversial.