Real change comes up from the people, not down from the powerful.
This is the philosophy that guides Just.Equal Australia (Inc).
We are a national lobby and advocacy group representing the interests and priorities of the LGBTIQA+ community.
Just.Equal Australia was founded by key community-based marriage equality campaigners in the aftermath of the successful nationwide movement for that reform. It has since grown to include a diverse range of campaigners.
Our current Board, Committee Members and Advisers come from all over metropolitan and regional Australia and have an immense amount of experience and skill with legislation, political engagement, academic research, health and education issues, campaigns and community engagement.
What unites us is the belief that there is still much more work to be done at state and federal levels to improve the lives of LGBTIQA+ people and our families.
A foundational principle of Just-Equal Australia is that we will be guided by the LGBTIQA+ community. We seek its views, priorities and expectations through consultation and community surveys. We also partner with kindred groups which have expertise in specific issues and represent particular constituencies.
It is especially important for us to strive for the best possible outcomes and not settle for compromise. If political compromise is proposed it is essential the LGBTIQA+ community be given the final say on whether or not it is accepted.
We acknowledge the importance of including and empowering trans, gender diverse, intersex, First Nations and cultural and linguistically diverse voices in our work.
Just.Equal Australia believes that the history of progressive social reform is driven by the grassroots.
That is why we always prioritise the voice, needs and aspirations of the LGBTIQA+ community.
We invite you to sign up as supporters and/or donate to help fund our campaigns.