Last week we learned that the postal plebiscite to vote on marriage equality will definitely go ahead, meaning ballot papers will soon be sent to enrolled Australians from next month.
The deadline to finalise your enrolment details is next Thursday, August 24, which means you've got less than a week to ensure you're enrolled. Luckily, a national enrolment drive called the Enrol for Equality Weekender is here to help with that.
The event is being run by the team behind Heaps Gay, a Sydney-based LGBTQIA friendly collective known for running regular all-inclusive parties across the country. Their goal is to encourage everyone around the country to throw a party, have a barbecue, run an event, open their doors and join their nationwide enrolment drive for marriage equality.
Participating venues in Melbourne include Laundry Bar, the Night Cat, Section 8, Ferdydurke, Belleville, Dr Morse, Yah Yah’s, Hugs and Kisses, Poof Doof and Glamorama. More venues are signing up by the second, so be sure to check the Equality Weekender website before you go. Got a venue and want to host a party too? You can get involved too.
Have a drink, check your enrolment and do your part for marriage equality.