Friday, March 24, 2017
Equal Love expects thousands of people to rally in support of marriage equality on Saturday 24 November in Melbourne. Encouraged by the passing of marriage equality in four US states in the recent election (Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington), and disgusted by the Australian parliament's recent rejection of marriage equality laws, the November rally promises to be large and angry.
Convener of Equal Love Victoria, Ali Hogg:
“It’s about time Labor and the Liberals got with the times and make equal rights law. The majority of Australians support ending discrimination, yet LGBTI people continue to be denied our civil rights. If more and more US states can do it, why not Australia? We've just seen millions of people tune in to and celebrate the first gay proposal on national television- it's time we got to see the first official gay marriage!”
The Melbourne rally will feature a knock-out line up of guest speakers, including:
JASON BALL, VFL footballer and the first and only player to come out as gay,
RODNEY CROOME, spokesperson for Australian Marriage Equality and leading activist in the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in Tasmania,
KAT HENDERSON, National Union of Students National Queer officer, and anti-Campbell Newman (QLD Premier) activist
and many more, including representatives of the greens and state opposition ALP and Headspace and Equal Love’s Ali Hogg.
And, the day wouldn’t be complete without some entertainment.
There will also be a Lady gaga inspired flashmob and special guest performance by JAZ FLOWERS, famous for her role in playing Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical as well as The Voice.
Rally Details: November 24, 1pm State Library
The Flashmob will begin at 12.45, so be there early!