PENNY CULA-REID - FIRST OUT AFLW PLAYER - CALLING FOR EQUALITY IN LAW AS WELL AS SPORT
Thousands of Melbournians are expected to rally this Saturday in support of marriage equality and to demand an end to the Turnbull government's stalling on LGBTI rights.
Equal Love Convenor Ali Hogg said:
“The Turnbull government is trying to bury the issue of marriage equality.
Turnbull is hoping people forget that he has refused to challenge the right wing and Nationals who oppose civil rights for LGBTI people. But we won't forget. We know that marriage equality could be a reality tomorrow if Turnbull allowed a free vote. And that
is exactly what we, along with thousands of others, will be demanding this Saturday.”
Penny Cula-Reid, the first out AFLW player who will be speaking at the rally, said:
"Its very simple... love is love. We are not here to change peoples minds just thier attitudes and acceptance. We all bleed the same blood, breathe the same air, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, education we are all equal and we should be treated
as equal..... See simple"
Confirmed speakers include:
PENNY CULA-REID -Collingwood AFLW player and first out AFLW player,
CHRIS DE PASQUALE - LGBTI Officer, National Union of Students,
SALLY RUGG - Marriage Equality Campaign Director, GetUp!,
KIRSTY WEBACK - Comedian and Joy 94.9 Representative and
ALI HOGG-Equal Love Convenor
Special guest performer:
GREG GOULD performing his hit single ‘Don’t Let Go’.