Razorfish and LGBT community advocacy organization GLAAD have teamed up in a pro-bono assignment to call on people worldwide to express support for 31 Australian couples whose marriages were deemed invalid nearly a year ago.
On December 7, 2013, a bill went into effect that was passed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), making the territory the first part of Australia to legalize same-sex weddings. However, just five days later, the national government challenged the decision, saying it was inconsistent with federal laws, and Australia’s High Court overturned the legislation making all of the couples’ unions invalid.
The 5 Days of Equality campaign encourages people to join the human rights movement, creating a global initiative that sends messages of congratulations to the 31 couples during the five-day span of their one-year anniversary, Dec. 7th – 14th. The campaign kicked off with a video asking the world to send anniversary wishes using the hashtag #5daysofequality.
Each positive message received will be put in an anniversary card specially created by Smudge Ink which will be snail-mailed to a central meeting place in Canberra, where a special event on December 14 will see the couples come and read their special messages of congratulations. The entire process—from message retrieval to card development and delivery, and finally the Aussie couples being overwhelmed with love from around the world—will be captured and distributed in video form, as well.
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NGEN’s 2021 charity cup has raised over $175,000 for UnLtd charity partner Gotcha4Life. Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation raising awareness and funding to provide educational workshops and innovative programs that build mental fitness in individuals and communities. While Sydney and Brisbane completed the Charity Cup in June, before Covid restrictions hit, the final leg in […]
Australian tech incubator Cicada Innovations and Biennale of Sydney are launching the ‘New & Sustainable Materials Challenge,’ in an effort to create a more sustainable future. The works of chosen material-makers will be showcased to millions of Biennale audiences, exhibition partners, and exhibition makers globally. The Challenge is open to any Australian and UK startups, […]