Equal Love is back again, this time marching for marriage equality on March 13 to rev up their ‘year of action’ for same-sex marriage.
The group has vowed to continue the work they did last year, when they attracted thousands of Melburnians to the streets to protest against Australia’s gay marriage ban.
Convenor Ali Hogg said fostering the strong show of support from students and young people in last year’s march is the key to continued success.
“Students have played such a great role so far and having the National Union of Students fight alongside us in the campaign is going to push us in a very positive direction and hopefully attract more young people to come out on the streets in the fight against homophobia.”
The group recently made their presence felt with a strong band of marchers in a sea of red and white at the Pride March in St Kilda.
Other parts of the state are taking cues from their city counterparts. An Equal Love rally was held in Ballarat on February 14 with several hundred people in attendance.
The March 13 rally will include guest hosts and well-known drag personalities Kaye Sera and Rocco D’Amore.
Equal Love is also collecting 50,000 signatures to hand to Greens senator Bob Brown to table in federal Parliament after the March rally.
info: Equal Love rally, Saturday March 13, 1pm, State Library.