After the plebiscite

Perspectives on advocacy

What has changed in a post-yes vote world, how does the LQBTQI+ community reflect on the event? The public face of the yes campaign Sally Rugg, and writers Elisa Hall and Alison Evans, offer perspectives on advocacy, the ripple effects of the event, and how these are reflected in their artistic practice.

Two years after 62% of Australians voted to support and legalise same-sex marriage, many LGBTQI+ voices still find themselves pushed to the margins. With physical and verbal assaults on LGBTQI+ people doubling in the wake of the vote, the courage to celebrate identity and creativity has never been more remarkable and necessary. Here, we bring together four disparate voices to talk about the power of perspective.