One of the key campaigners for marriage equality in Ireland, Tiernan Brady, will address a Brisbane audience this month at a free forum organised by Australian Marriage Equality.
Historically conservative Ireland became the first nation to legalise marriage equality with a popular vote with 60 percent opting for change in May 2015.
Mr Brady said he’s delighted to be coming to Brisbane to share his experience of working on the country’s successful “yes” referendum campaign and how Ireland came together to back the reform.
“We have a responsibility as a community to finally achieve marriage equality in Australia and I’m looking forward to talking more with the people of Brisbane about this,” he said.
Mr Brady will join local and national marriage equality campaigners who will give an update AME’s work in Australia and discuss the way forward for marriage equality.
“While we continue to advocate for equality through a vote in the parliament, if a plebiscite is imposed upon us it’s important that we continue to show that marriage equality takes from no one and only strengthens our local community,” AME Queensland spokesperson Peter Black said.
The free event is open to all members of the public and questions will be welcome.
The forum will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. Organisers have asked that people RSVP on the event’s Eventbrite page.