Fair Day gets political

SSONet.com.au – by Ian Gould

A series of Equality Events will give Fair Day a strong political focus this year

Fair Day this Sunday will be one of the most political in years as activists use the annual Mardi Gras outing to test MPs’ gay rights commitment ahead of state and federal elections.

Lobby group Community Action Against Homophobia is inviting state and federal politicians and election candidates to speak at its stall in Victoria Park from 1pm.

CAAH co-convenor Simon Biber told Sydney Star Observer the event would allow politicians to put their position on gay rights in the lead-up to the 24 March state election and the federal election due later in the year.

?A lot of them don’t have clearly identified positions, such as whether they will put a private member’s bill forward for these rights,? Biber said.