As thousands rally in Melbourne and Brisbane Sydney gears up for its next mass demonstration for equal marriage rights on Saturday, November 27th at Town Hall, 1pm.
After the successful demonstrations for equal marriage rights in Melbourne and Brisbane, CAAH Sydney is looking forward to its up coming demonstration for equal marriage rights.
Ben Cooper CAAH Sydney Co-convenor stated “This has been a magnificent week in the fight for equal marriage rights. Not only have significant in roads be made in the Labor party and parliament for equal rights but the campaign has been backed up by thousands of people on the streets – sending a clear message that the community will continue to fight until we are equal.”
Cooper continued. "We have received a lot of support for this rally from people of all walks of life. We are excited about the upcoming demonstration and believe it will be a success.”
A number of speakers will speak at the rally including Greens Senator-elect Lee Rhiannon, Labor senator Doug Cameron, Wear it Purple founder Katherine Hudson, CPSU spokesperson Lisa Newman , Gina Wilson from Organisation de Intersex Internationale, CAAH Co-convenors Ben Cooper and Cat Rose as emcee’s and a Drag Performance by Drag queen Joyce Maynge.
There will also be a wedding ceremony conducted by MCC Pastor Karl Hand and couples will be invited get illegally married on the day.
His fellow co-convener stated Cat Rose stated "4,000 people rallied in Melbourne and Brisbane held their largest rally ever with around 1000 participants, so we are expecting the rally in Sydney to be another huge success. It is clear that Australians are determined to win this campaign, we won't be going away until we win full equality."
Community Action Against Homophobia invites the media to report the details of the rally before the event and attend on the day to cover the protest.
The rally in Sydney will also mark transgender day of remembrance which was on November 20th. The rally will hold a minutes silence to remember the lives lost to transphobic hate crimes and suicides.
Rally attendees are invited to attend after parties on Oxford St.
- Information provide by CAAH.