Melissa Star

Melissa Star

A TRANS* campaigner will help NSW be home to the newest Australian Sex Party state branch as the fledgling political party attempts to expand its support.

Already with a high-profile in the ACT and Victoria, the Sex Party is led by Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan.

At last year’s federal election, the Sex Party narrowly missed out on Senate spots in both Victoria and Tasmania.

The NSW branch will be headed by Melissa Star, who was the only trans* candidate in the 2013 federal election, having run for the Victorian seat of Port Melbourne as a Sex Party candidate.

Having recently moved to Sydney, Star said she was hopeful there were others who saw the benefit of supporting a sex-positive party that was passionate about personal freedom.

“We don’t have many sex parties at the Sex Party but we do liven things up and NSW politics will be healthier for our penetration into the body politic here,” Star said.

The Sex Party supports the legalisation of marijuana, abortion rights, voluntary euthanasia as well as marriage equality and strong anti-discrimination laws that do not favour religious freedom over others.

INFO: Visit the Australian Sex Party website for further information.

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