Media Release 26/06/2010

The 2010 {ALSO} Awards & celebration on the ALSO Foundation’s 30th birthday was a night to celebrate the hard work many have put in over the last 12 months and to pay recognition for that work.

Equal Love are pleased to announce that EQUAL LOVE won an award in the category of "the Most Outstanding Community Campaign or Initiative"(Awarded to acknowledge the most significant community campaign, initiative or action by a community group or organisation) and EQUAL LOVE's ALI HOGG took home an award for the category of "Most Outstanding Volunteer" (This award recognises the outstanding contribution by an individual volunteer to any GLBTIQ event, organization or initiative held in the last 12 months).

Thankyou to everybody who nominated Equal Love and those who recognise the hard work we put in in the fight for an end to the homophobic ban on same sex marriage. We would also like to recognise that Equal love and the rallies wouldn't be what they are without all of YOU! So a massive thankyou for making this campaign what it is and we implore you to keep attending the rallies and make a stand. History shows us that rights aren't won by doing nothing or waiting for a better PM.

Julia Gillard is committed to keeping the homophobic ban on same sex marriage so it is up to us to demand they rid this homphobic law and not expect that it will happen without a determined campaign. Homophobia is still alive and real and laws like the ban on same sex couples being able to marry legitimise homophobia.

So get active, get involved and come out and take a stand against the homophobic laws and march on the streets on August 14.

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