In Media Release


Midsumma Pride March celebrates 21 years on January 31, 2016 and the theme for this year is Marriage Equality. Australia is the only primarily English speaking nation that has not moved to legislate in favour of marriage equality. Australian Equality Party (AEP) wants to recognise your marriage even if the law of the land does not, and are looking for 100 married couples to join the “Recognition Walk” as part of this year’s AEP Pride March entry.

The Australian Equality Party (AEP) are standing senate candidates in all states and some lower house candidates in selected seats for the 2016 Australian Federal Election. The Recognition Walk emphasises the party’s commitment to equality across all areas of society. Whether you were married overseas, or at home in a non-legal ceremony, or are a heterosexual married couple wanting to demonstrate your support for marriage equality, AEP are seeking your support to march with them in Pride March.

“So many of our LGBTIQ community have already tied the knot and we want to recognise their love and commitment even if our federal parliament does not,” said AEP leader and senate candidate for Victoria, Jason Tuazon-McCheyne.

Deputy Leader Jacqui Tomlins explained, “The best way to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Victoria’s Pride March, is to walk with your husband or wife and have your community recognise and acknowledge your love as you walk down Fitzroy Street. Fantastic! We also encourage heterosexual people who are married to show their support for marriage equality”

Last year the AEP launched its policy platform at Pride March and are looking forward to announcing candidates for senate seats across Australia as well as some lower house seats in selected states.

People interested in taking part in the Australian Equality Party’s Recognition Walk at the Pride March 2016 can register here.

Media Call:

1.00pm – National Election Campaign Announcement and Photo Opportunity Corner of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda.

Participants are required to assemble at:

12 noon on Sunday 31st of January 2016
corner of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda. March begins at 2pm sharp.

AEP Leader Jason Tuazon-McCheyne
ph: 0451 010 210

Australian Equality Party
The Australian Equality Party (AEP) is committed to changing the Australian political landscape by promoting a just, transparent and inclusive society for all Australians.