Post made sticky on the front page because the march is this weekend!
ETA, 26/11/10: At the moment, I’m not sure who is going to turn up, but nonetheless, I will still be sticking to the plan outlined below — I’ll be at Cafe Rosso from 11:30am, and will mosey over to Town Hall at about 12:45pm. For those of you who haven’t met me before, I’ll be carrying the sign used as the image for this post. The predicted temperature for tomorrow is 28 degrees celcius, so don’t forget hats, sunscreen and water!
On Saturday November 27th, I’ll be attending the Rally for Marriage Equality in Sydney — it starts at 1pm, at Town Hall, and involves a short march. Support for marriage equality is growing every day in Australia, and more and more politicians from both major parties are openly supporting a conscience vote on the issue. If this rally is accessible to you, it’s a great time to make your voice heard.
If we get a group to go along, we’ll probably do the same as last year — we can meet at Cafe Rosso, on the ground floor of the Galleries Victoria in George Street, from about 11:30am onwards, which will allow us time for brunch/early lunch. Afterwards, if people feel up for it, we can head to the pub for refreshments.
For those of you wondering about accessibility, please take a look at my post on last year’s November rally, which includes an accessibility report. Regarding Cafe Rosso — there are no toilets on the ground floor of the Galleries Victoria, but there are toilets on the first floor, which are accessible by escalator and by lift.
Please let me know if you’d like to join me in comments.
A Note On Rallies In Other Cities: A number of other cities in Australia are holding their marriage equality rallies this Saturday, November 20th, which is the Transgender Day of Rememberance, and many people are rightly concerned that this contributes to rendering transpeople invisible. If you do choose to attend one of these rallies, please consider bringing along a sign that acknowledges the Transgender Day of Rememberance.
ETA: Rebecca, in comments, informs us that Sally Goldner, of Transgender Victoria, will be speaking at the Melbourne Rally on the 20th, which will include a minute’s silence to honour the memories of transpeople who have lost their lives to transphobia.