As many of you know, marriage equality is a hot topic right now. There are not one but three bills currently under consideration in Parliament to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has herself said marriage equality is inevitable.
But it is only inevitable if we - gay, lesbian, and all others - keep pushing and applying the pressure, keep believing and most importantly, keep lobbying our politicians to support the cause.
We need your help
While we know the majority of the lesbian and gay community in Sydney at least believes in the idea of marriage equality, most expect someone else to do the work.
Of course, not everyone wants to get married and we all have our different views on the subject. But if we are being denied something, purely on the basis of our choice of partner, it is wrong - ALL love is equal.
Please help us reach out and speak to our brothers, sisters, parents, friends and lovers, get their attention and make them listen. If we don't push this with all our might and leap the last hurdle, then the bills will most likely fail.
What we need you to do
- Meet 7pm at GLRL headquarters, Benledi House, 186 Glebe Point Road on Wednesday 18th April.
- Bring along as many people as you can.
- Come with ideas, enthusiasm and commitment for winning social change
The plan (in brief)
Canvass the gay and lesbian concentrated suburbs of Sydney with posters
After two to three weeks, take to Oxford Street (and other social hubs) one busy Saturday night and collect as many contact details as we can.
- Arrange to meet, explain the importance of marriage equality and ask each and every single person to write a letter, asking their local MP to support marriage reform!
We need to gather as many people as possible –
there are thousands of marriage equality supporters in these
suburbs – and if they all write just one letter, urging those with
power who are still undecided, then we could win this thing!
If you’re willing to take to the streets, talk to
members of our community and show your support for equality, then meet us at
our office, just next to Glebe Library, on Wednesday 18th April at
7pm. None of this will be possible without you.
Now is the time to act – let’s make our voices
All our love,
The NSW Gay & Lesbian Lobby
186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
Bus - any that go down Glebe Point Road (there's a bus stop right outside the library)
Light Rail - 5-minute walk from Glebe Light Rail Station