MESSAGE TO ABBOTT: TEN YEARS OF DISCRIMINATION IS TOO LONG

 

This Saturday, thousands of people will hit the streets for equal rights. They will be demanding the Abbott government legislate for marriage equality and end homophobic discrimination in this area. LGBTI people will be hard hit by the budget, especially the attacks on health care access and support for young people. This will only add to the anger many feel on the ten year anniversary of the Howard’s government’s amendment of the Marriage Act.

 

Speakers will include:

 

ADAM BANDT (Greens MHR for Melbourne)

SALLY GOLDNER (Transgender Victoria)

ADAM BOTTOMLEY (Australian Services Union Delegate of the Year 2013)

NAOMI FARMER (National Union of Students Queer Officer)

Plus live music performances by Ross Eliot and the Gay and Lesbian Choir

 

Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg said:

“LGBTI people are sick of being second class citizens in Australia. We will be sending a clear message to the Abbott government this Saturday that discrimination has got to end. This is an important civil rights struggle and we urge all supporters of this demand to join us on the streets. We will not give up until we have full equality!”

 

 

RALLY DETAILS:

 

1PM, SATURDAY 17 MAY, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA

The march will end at Victorian State Parliament. 

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