“Packed with drama, high emotions and cliffhanger moments.”

The night 62% of Australians cried out a resounding “YES!” to same-sex marriage was a triumphant celebration of love, but it was also the culmination of decades of difficult, and occasionally deadly, activism. Australia Says Yes goes behind-the-scenes of the Yes campaign as its leaders are given months to develop a strategy to deliver marriage equality in Australia. It also explores Australia’s dark past of criminalising homosexuality, and the trailblazers who bravely stood up for gay rights in an era when homosexuality carried the death penalty. Featuring key players including Dr Kerryn Phelps, Edie Shepherd, Alex Greenwich, Peter de Waal, Peter “Bon” Bonsall-Boone and Magda Szubanski.

Join us for a post-film discussion on the aftermath of the Yes vote with Kirk Marcolina (director, Australia Says Yes), Anna Brown (CEO Equality Australia), & Edie Shepherd (Blackfullas for Marriage Equality)

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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