With electoral rolls closing on Friday 26 August ahead of Victorian local government elections, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) is calling on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to Enrol for Equality.
“With local government elections coming up, it’s important that all LGBTI people - especially those who have just turned 18 - enrol to vote,” said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Sean Mulcahy.
“By enrolling now and making sure those around you are enrolled too, you can help us show local governments across the state that Victorians believe in fairness and equality for LGBTI people - and will vote for it,” said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Rachael Hambleton.
Earlier this year, the VGLRL conducted the first ever survey of LGBTI Victorians' attitudes to local government, which showed that LGBTI Victorians want local government to advocate for and support their rights, provide inclusive health and community services, and consult with them on issues affecting the LGBTI community.
"Councils have an obligation under law to not discriminate against LGBTI residents in the provision of health and community services. But they should aspire to provide services that are not only non-discriminatory but fully inclusive of the LGBTI people that make up their local community," said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Sean Mulcahy.
“We will continue to work with local politicians across Victoria to advance the rights of LGBTI Victorians,” said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Rachael Hambleton.
Community members can enrol online at enrolment.vec.vic.gov.au.
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