Victorian lobby group Equal Love has paid tribute to marriage equality advocate Chrissy Adams who died on Friday.

The group described Adams as “passionate and driven.”

Equal Love member Anthony Wallace said he was shocked at the news.

“I am so glad I got to march through the streets of Sydney in December, holding the Equal Love banner with Chrissy and [Equal Love convenor] Ali Hogg as we led the march to the ALP Conference,” Wallace said.

“At no point did Chrissy’s voice or chant ease, she always gave 100 percent to our cause and took the fight for equality to bigger platforms.”

Adams was drawn into the queer media spotlight recently when she was pulled up by Victoria Police at the 2012 Australian Open for carrying a rainbow flag to protest former tennis champion Margaret Court’s views on homosexuality.

Adams leaves behind a son.

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