Sunday, 8 November 2009

Equal rights rallies on 28 November

On Friday following the end of work, I walked down George St listening to the raucous sounds of a woman on a megaphone, yelling out something or other. Intrigued, I walked across the road, to find to my surprise that she was yelling out for same-sex marriage rights, and that there would be a rally on 28 November. It turns out that there are to be a series of rallies that day for same-sex marriage rights.

The Brisbane rally, under the banner of "Equal Love. Equal rights." is sponsored by:

There will be similar rallies in other capital cities. The purpose of the rallies will be to launch the year of action for same-sex marriage rights.


When: 1pm Saturday 28 November

Where: Queens Park, George and Elizabeth Sts- opposite the Treasury Casino


When: 1pm Saturday 28 November

Where: Sydney Town Hall


When: 1pm Saturday 28 November

Where: State Library


When: 1pm Saturday 28 November

Where: Garema Place, Civic


When: 11 am Saturday 28 November

Where: Parliament House


  1. The August 1 Equal Love march had around 10,000 people nation wide; 5,000 people in Melbourne. Some people say that was the record for the highest attended march for same-sex marriage ever in Australia.

    Let's hope, with the warm weather, the political atmosphere making people more and more angry, and plenty of campaigning, we will get more people to attend this time.

    And by the way: after the rally in Melbourne, there will a special meeting called Sexuality and Capitalism at 3pm. The slogan is 'Why the system is to blame for homophobia?'
    It will be a speech given by the National Union of Students Queer Officer Liam Byrne, who on August 1 also made a speech to the thousands of people just before the march.
    The march will end near Parliament House; only a very short walk away is the Imperial Hotel (cnr of Bourke and Spring) which is where the meeting will be held.

  2. Check out my blog for my report on how the rally went. I also took some photos.