Tuesday 19 December 2017
I’ve written a forward for Richard Hedger’s book telling stories from 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. You can support his crowdfunding campaign to get it published HERE.
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Federal Parliament passed the bill to provide marriage equality last week, voting down hostile amendments again and again. Federal MPs have now finally done what the community has supported and Australia is a better place for this reform. See my articles on Junkee: http://junkee.com/thank-you-australia/138309 and The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/08/we-did-this-together-today-we-celebrate-a-resounding-victory-for-love.
Thank you everyone who has helped achieve this step forward.
Monday 20 November 2017
Sydney celebrated a positive response across Australia to the marriage postal survey last Wednesday and I watched in Canberra as legislation was introduced into the Senate Thursday.Read more
(Matter of Public Importance, 16 November 2017, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
By leave: I thank the member for Summer Hill for introducing this matter of public importance to the Parliament. I am sure she will not mind me thanking her amazing staff even more, as they have played a significant role in this campaign. Yesterday was a historic occasion for Australia as people from across the country came together to deliver an unequivocal mandate to our Federal Parliament to legislate for marriage equality as soon as possible.Read more
Monday 13 November 2017
Join me at Harmony Park 6pm Monday 20 November for the Day of Remembrance hosted by the Gender Centre, HERE. This is followed by a procession to Taylor Square for the candlelight vigil hosted by Trans Sydney Pride, with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir performing. Details HERE.
Monday 16 October 2017
Friday 20 October is the last day to request or collect a replacement marriage postal survey form if you have not received one. Call the ABS 1800 572 113 or ask online HERE.
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Two more marriage equality events are coming up. I’m speaking at the free City of Sydney ‘Vote Yes’ BBQ in Harmony Park 1-4pm Saturday 7 October, with live music, kid’s activities and stalls from NSW Police, AME, ACON, Mardi Gras, Twenty10, Gender Centre, OII, PFLAG, Rainbow Families, Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and Inner City Legal Centre. Details HERE.
Australian Marriage Equality has a street party Sunday 8 October at Taylor Square to thank volunteers and supporters, with Ricki-Lee Coulter, John Paul Young, Alfie Arcuri and Peking Duk. Information HERE.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Join me Thursday and Friday mornings to hand out ‘Yes’ flyers in the Sydney CBD 7.30-9am – respond to this message to let me know. You can also join me for a special fundraiser at NSW Parliament for the ‘Yes’ campaign 6-9.30pm Tuesday 19 September. Speakers include former Governor Marie Bashir, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and myself. Buy your ticket HERE.
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Out for Australia’s inclusive fundraising event for Yes is at COMMUNE, 901 Bourke Street Waterloo, Thursday 21 September 6-10pm, with Gordi and The Domestics, tickets HERE.