More than 20,000 Melburnians took to the city streets on Saturday, in a sea of rainbow flags, to rally for same-sex marriage ahead of a postal vote.
Organised by community group Equal Love, the group’s convenor Ali Hogg told the crowd “It’s incredible … there is an endless sea of people.”
Speaking at the rally, openly gay comedian Joel Creasey.
“My boyfriend proposed to me the other day,” He opened his speech to a cheering crowd “He proposed that we see other people… But, in that moment I realised that I truly do want to get married. It is my basic human right. I know I am such a diva these days, like food, shelter, marriage, what’s next? Clean drinking water? I am out of control.”
Speaking of the concerns of a poor turn out of young voters committing to the postal survey when the time comes, Creasy stressed how important it was for the nation’s youth to put in the effort to vote.
“I know it takes effort, my generation and younger hate effort. I haven’t cooked a meal in three years, I won’t watch a Youtube ad if there is not a skip out option at the start of it, and Ii Ubered to the gym the other day and it’s in my building. But this is one of those moments in our young lives when it deserves effort, Insta-story it if you must.”