Community Action Against Homophobia will hold a marriage equality rally this Saturday from Sydney’s Town Hall to Taylor Square.
Same-sex marriage legalisation has been the focus of going political disputes between opposing organisations, waging campaigns to gain public support.
Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH), established in 1999 by a group of students, strives for equality for the LGBT community.
This Saturday, CAAH is rallying the community to march for marriage equality, expecting people of different cultures and age groups to come together and voice their opinions at the peaceful event. The rally will also involve speakers sharing stories and their plans to promote and uphold equality in Australia.
Catherine Rose, one of the rally organisers from CAAH, said: “The reason why we are bringing people out is to end homophobic discrimination, demanding equal marriage rights and to restore the safe schools program.
“We want to send the message out that we are pretty unhappy with the way we have been treated by this government and past governments.”
Ms Rose expressed her happiness at the community coming together and supporting this cause, and believes it’s an important time for their voices to be heard.
“It’s always been our community coming together in strength and unity to be able to get to where we are today,” she said.
The rally gives people the opportunity to freely express themselves in a supportive environment. It is expected the number of people attending the rally will be larger than previous years, attracting more young people.
Ms Rose emphasised the rally is not only a safe place but “an invitation for people to be more confident and proud of their sexuality”. – Madeleine Wilson