Thursday, March 30, 2017
Equal Love is please to announce the line up of speakers for the next Melbourne rally for marriage equality.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the rally at 1pm on Saturday 11 May outside the State Library to hear from:
Paige's life changed pretty dramatically after his appearance on the 2011 series of The
Australian X Factor.
An appearance on the highest rating reality TV series running at the time will tend to
shake life up a little for most people. Doing so as the first out transsexual contestant
to ever appear on a show of it's kind ups the ante a little. Paige was successful in
becoming one of the final six contestants in the over 25's category, both raising
his profile as a musician, and that of gender diversity in Australia.
Paige currently resides in Melbourne, and works as an entertainer, writer, public
speaker, educator, community campaigner, and privately practicing psychotherapist.
is profile as a musician, and that of gender diversity in Australia.
Cat has been the co-convener of Community Action Against Homophobia for several
years and currently holds the position of National Queer Officer in the National Union
She has been vital in organising the marriage equality campaign in Sydney and was
central in organising the fightback against police attacks on Mardi Gras patrons earlier
The Australian Nurses Federation have been proudly supported the Equal Love rallies
for some time sending contingents to the rallies to represent the ANF. Pip will be talking
about the importance of union support and solidarity with the Marriage Equality campaign.
Co-founder of Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, Youth Programs Manager of Gay and
Lesbian Health Victoria, and researcher at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health
and Society at La Trobe University.
Roz will be talking about the very real broader effects that the discriminatory marriage act
has on young people today.
Stephanie has been really active in fighting for equal rights in her country town, trying to
organise an Equal Love committee at her school and is involved in a Minus 18
documentary focusing on young LGBTI youth, which is important as youth suicide rates
being frighteningly high amongst LGBTI youth, especially in regional areas.
Ali Hogg is the current convener of Equal Love and has been active in the campaign for
marriage equality since the introduction of the ban in 2004. She has won numerous
awards for her contribution to fighting for LGBTI rights.