A rainbow will be hovering over Rockhampton on the weekend of July 10-12.

The pot of gold? Raising public awareness of marriage equality within the community, our parliamentary representatives and civic leaders.


To that end, a public forum will be held at Central Queensland University on Friday, July 10, with nibbles at 5pm for a 5.30pm start.

It will take the form of a Q & A-style debate, with a panel of six and a chairperson fielding questions from the public. The panel is yet to be finalised but will include PFLAG national spokesperson Shelley Argent and members of Australian Marriage Equality (AME), who are heading to the beef capital for the weekend.

SHELLEY ARGENT PFLAGEveryone is welcome to submit questions in advance by emailing Kristie Green-Williams at

On the Saturday, an AME workshop will he held at the university from 10am to 1pm. Members of the public wanting information on marriage equality and how they can assist the cause are welcome to attend.

That night, an AME dinner will be held at The Ginger Mule in William Street from 6 to 8.30pm with AME and PFLAG representatives in attendance. Bookings (to are essential and meals will be at each individual’s expense.

Marriage Equality Dog with LGBT Rainbow FlagBeing a Club-Rok weekend, all are welcome to head on down to Flamingo’s on Quay for a night of entertainment.

The weekend’s activities will conclude with a public electorate event, NOW MOVED TO the CITY CENTRE PLAZA (Target)  on Sunday from 11am to 2pm where people will get the opportunity to speak to AME members and also sign postcards which will be sent to Central Queensland’s federal MPs in support of marriage equality.

Further details can be found on PFLAG Central Queensland’s Facebook page.

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