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Beyond Marriage Equality


Exactly one year on from the announcement of Australia’s marriage equality post survey result, we’ll take stock of the state and legal status of LGBTIQ+ people across Australia.

The marriage equality vote brought a lot of romance and rejoicing – as well as a surprising number of heterosexual politicians lining up to claim credit – but the campaign period came at a significant emotional and personal cost to many LGBTIQ+ people, too. Has achieving marriage equality had any impact on experiences of entrenched discrimination within the queer community? And what does it meant that only two-thirds of Australians agree that marriage equality should be legal?

In this discussion, hosted by Lee Carnie, our panellists will chew over these questions and propose new frontiers in the fight for real equality for LGBTIQ+ Australians across all areas of life. How can we improve health care for queer Australians? What can we do for adolescent, and ageing, LGBTIQ+ communities and those in rural and remote areas?

Presented in partnership with the Human Rights Law Centre and the Equality Campaign

Drinks available for purchase on the night.



Lee Carnie

Lee Carnie is a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre advocating for equality law reform and a national Charter of Human Rights, and the Director of Legal Advocacy at Equality Australia, Australia’s first national LGBTIQ+ legal advocacy and campaigning organisation. They are dedicated to ta... Read more

Wilhelmina Stracke

Wilhelmina Stracke is the Assistant Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council. She was previously an Associate Solicitor at Slater & Gordon before commencing as an organiser with the Australian Service Union.    At the ASU, Wil worked with members on workplace and industry wide industrial... Read more

Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones is a historian of gender, sexuality and religion in the modern West. He is the author of Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957 (2013) and lead author of Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to LGBT Conversion Therapy in Australia (2018). He teaches at La Trobe U... Read more

Aram Hosie

More than ten years ago and well before the world had heard of Laverne Cox or Caitlyn Jenner, Aram Hosie found himself at the forefront of trans visibility in Australia when he appeared on the front page of Western Australia’s only State newspaper. From those awkward beginnings as the ‘Senat... Read more


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