Help Shelley Make it Law

$8,417 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 17 months
National PFLAG spokesperson, Shelley Argent (pictured above with her son James), has done so much to stop a damaging marriage equality plebiscite from going ahead. Shelley and her husband Don have spent over $200,000 from their own pockets on one of the most effective campaigns in Australian LGBTI history.
Now Shelley needs our help to continue the fight, and win a free vote to finally make marriage equality law.

We want to raise $50,000 to continue Shelley’s great work on behalf of her gay son and all LGBTI Australians. Join her in supporting the campaign, so we can keep the pressure on to make marriage equality law, once and for all.

Find our more about Shelley’s story and PFLAG by watching this Australian Story piece - “Mum’s the word”

How did Shelley help stop the plebiscite?

Shelley funded the makeitlaw website, which saw politicians receive over a quarter of a million emails from plebiscite opponents. She funded groundbreaking research that found the Australian LGBTI community opposes a plebiscite under all circumstances, that the broader Australian community also opposes the idea, and that LGBTI people in Ireland are still suffering from the hatefulness of their marriage equality referendum. She also funded ads that highlighted opposition to a plebiscite across the community, and lobbying by PFLAG and other voices against a plebiscite.

What’s our plan to pass marriage equality law in parliament?

Shelley and PFLAG now have a two-fold plan:

1. Pass a cross-party bill through the Senate where supporters of reform have the numbers now. A focus will be Labor Senators yet to vote for marriage equality.

2. Increase pressure for LNP members to have a free vote or cross the floor by working in the electorates of key Liberal and National Party members through social media, advertising and grassroots activation.

Our campaign will be polite and respectful, but it will also send a strong message to LNP members that they must act now.

Please donate now to help us make it law.

Sharyn Faulkner, PFLAG Geelong
“On behalf of parents across Australia I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to Shelley in the most effective way possible. For me that meant starting this crowd sourcing campaign so she can continue her work. Shelley is not only the best PFLAG advocate and lobbyist we have in Australia, she is one of the best human rights advocates Australia has ever produced. Please show your gratitude to Shelley by joining me in contributing to her campaign.”

Rodney Croome, LGBTI human rights advocate
“Shelley’s financial contribution was critical to stopping a plebiscite and has helped save the lives of vulnerable LGBTI people from the hate a plebiscite would have enabled. The least we can do is say ‘thank you’ by helping Shelley continue her immensely effective advocacy for LGBTI equality.”
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Raised by 74 people in 17 months
Created November 3, 2016
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Anna Macklin
8 months ago

Let's make it law!

12 months ago
Julie Kean
13 months ago

Great job Shelley. Keep up the pressure.

13 months ago
Michael Burge
14 months ago

A donation from a bunch of Brisbane people who came together at Shelley's place to raise funds for this worthy cause. Thanks to everyone who came out on a hot day for marriage equality!

Heather Dez
14 months ago

Thank you for everything you have done Shelly !

Nick Clark
14 months ago

Thank you for all the amazing work you have done for the community. Your passion, energy and positivity is an inspiration to every Australian ❤️

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