A FEDERAL election is just around the corner with LGBTI issues including marriage equality and Safe Schools set to dominate the conversation, so two major rights organisations have teamed up to get the rainbow community involved in the action.
The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) and New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW GLRL) have joined forces to call on the LGBTI community to ‘Enrol for Equality’.
The two lobby groups are working with other community organisations on a joint campaign on LGBTI rights in the lead up to the federal election and believe the more people enrolled to vote, the louder the voice of the community will be.
A double dissolution election is likely to be called on July 2 and VGLRL co-convenor Rachael Hambleton said people need to enrol as soon as possible – especially those who are 18 or about to turn 18 – “to show the Government that Australians everywhere believe in fairness and equality for LGBTI people – and will vote for it”.
“For the health, wellbeing and safety of our communities, it’s paramount that we ensure LGBTI issues are among the top of the agenda this federal election,” NSW GLRL Co-Convenor Lauren Foy said.
People can enrol to vote at: aec.gov.au/enrol.