Achieving marriage equality gives us the chance to shape the Australia we want to live in. If you believe in a fair and equal Australia where all people are treated the same, then you can show your support in a variety of meaningful ways.
The first is to have open, friendly and respectful conversations with the people in your own networks. Your influence over your own family, friends, colleagues, church community and neighbours is likely to be far stronger than anything they could hear from a third party. The research shows that personal conversations are incredibly important and effective: this is what changes hearts and minds.
The research also shows that most Australians are already in favour of marriage equality, but for some that support is very ‘soft’ and easily swayed. Some assume they don’t know any LGBTI people, or they might feel uncomfortable asking questions. Again, what makes all the difference is talking to real people they know and respect. This is not a movement that aims to ‘beat’ anyone, but rather win over everyone.
Download these toolkits for more help on how to help advance support for marriage equality in your own community – including your workplace, religious and cultural networks.
Sign up to stay in the loop. Get the latest insider information along with new opportunities to make a difference by joining the community of supporters nationwide. Marriage equality supporters live in every corner of the country, and we’re as broad and diverse as Australia itself. Sign up now and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Donate to fund the campaign. Individual donations from everyday people are critical to getting the word out, supporting volunteers around Australia and running strategic media advertising. Every dollar helps! Chip in a one-off donation or choose to give a bit each month to help power this historic campaign.
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