OLYMPIAN DANIEL KOWALSKI JOINS REDLAND CITY MARRIAGE EQUALITY FORUM
Tuesday May 09, 2017 at 6:30pm – 9pm
The Grand View Hotel
49 North St, Cleveland, QLD 4163
Former Olympic swimming medalist Daniel Kowalski will headline a Marriage Equality Forum in Redland this Tuesday night.
Leading marriage equality advocacy group, The Equality Campaign has embarked on its largest ever national campaign for civil marriage equality. The campaign is simply about ensuring every Australian is afforded a fair go.
“Marriage Equality isn't a metropolitan or city thing, it is nation wide and it effects, directly and indirectly so many Australians. It is about our friends, families, colleagues and team mates who all just want to be equal so they can get on with their lives,” Daniel Kowalski said.
“Marriage Equality will not change anything for the vast majority of Australians, but will make a profound difference to the status and dignity of many,” Daniel Kowalski said.
Daniel’s swimming career spanned a decade, claiming 27 medals while representing Australia including a gold at the Sydney Olympic Games. He has been travelling with The Equality Campaign across the country in an effort to hear stories from Australians about why marriage equality matters to them.
"As an athlete with a national profile, I believe I have a role to break down barriers and help people understand the positive impact marriage equality can have.
"The forum in Redland is an opportunity to hear what you can do to help the campaign from the people involved in it daily.
“Although this is a serious issue we do have fun at these things, again it is just such a great opportunity to ask some questions. I love that no question is wrong or right.
“This is about a fair go for Australians and at the end of the day isn't that what we are about?
“As a nation, we can send a strong message to our youth that being who you are is something to be proud of, not ashamed of. And that we as a country welcome and respect you for that,” Daniel Kowalski said.
Along with Daniel other speakers include The Equality Campaign Director, Tiernan Brady and Director’s of Australian Marriage Equality, Shirleene Robinson and Pete Black.
Executive Director of The Equality Campaign, Tiernan Brady said, “Two-thirds of Australians, as well as a majority of politicians, want every Australian to be able to marry the person they love.”
“The Equality Campaign works to empower local communities so they can be a part of creating this reform that will improve the lives of so many Australians.
“Along with our supporters, we will continue to show how marriage equality is simply based on our shared Australian values of a fair go and respect for all.
“It’s important that these values continue to underpin the ongoing conversation on marriage equality across the country,” Tiernan Brady concluded.
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