Sign the Mardi Gras & Equality Australia pledge now

Mardi Gras is a time of celebration for our community. 

We march in celebration of who we are and what we’ve achieved. 

But we also march to advocate for the change we need to see in the future – for all of us. 

That’s why Mardi Gras and Equality Australia are partnering to ensure the legacy of the 78’ers lives on - to campaign together, and to Rise for Equality now. Will you be part of it, by signing the pledge now?

Our community has a proud history of banding together, and rising up against discrimination. Our ability to unite, stand up and speak out is the only reason we have come so far. It’s the reason we had such an enormous win three years ago, when our country voted for love, fairness and equality. 

But despite how far we've come, we don’t have equality yet. Private schools can still expel students and fire teachers because of who they are or whom they love. In NSW, Qld and WA trans people cannot obtain ID documents that reflect who they are without undergoing surgery or medical treatment. There are no laws to protect people born with intersex variations from unnecessary and deferrable surgeries or medical interventions before they’re old enough to consent. In most states, harmful conversion practices are still legal. 

To truly achieve equality, it’s going to take all of us. We need to rise up, together, to fight the discrimination our community still faces today. 

That’s why Mardi Gras and Equality Australia are committing to Rise for Equality together. We’re making a pledge, and we want you to be part of it too.
We pledge to: 

  • Rise for laws that protect all of us, equally
  • Rise for transgender equality and laws that recognise us for who we are 
  • Rise for intersex equality, and laws that respect all our bodies and our rights to decide what happens to them 
  • Rise for survivors of conversion practices, and communities that welcome and affirm all of us
  • Rise for equality, for all of us, no matter who we are or whom we love 

Will you Rise for Equality, by signing the pledge?

By signing the pledge, we’ll keep you updated on actions you can take throughout the year to make sure we achieve equality for all of us. If you can't see the form below, click here.

After you've signed the pledge, we’d love it if you could share this image on your social media, to let everyone know you've signed the pledge and to encourage them to sign it too!

Disclaimer: This pledge is a joint campaign action between Mardi Gras and Equality Australia. Your personal information and data will only be used by Mardi Gras and Equality Australia for the purposes of campaign activities.