Queer rights campaign group elects new office bearers

February 16, 2012
Equal marriage rally, Sydney, December 3. Photo: Peter Boyle

At the beginning of the year, Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH), the Sydney-based grassroots lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) campaign organisation, elected three new office-bearers.

CAAH initiated national days of action for marriage rights rallies in 2006, has played a key role in equal marriage and queer refugee rights campaigning, and has supported trans and intersex rights struggles and mobilisations.

Thirty-seven people attended the CAAH meeting to elect Bryn Hutchinson and Cat Rose as co-convenors, Rev. Karl Hand as treasurer and Evan Van Zijl as secretary.

This year, CAAH organised a Cavalcade to Canberra on the first day of Parliament and a popular stall at Mardi Gras Fair Day picnic. It is gearing up for a big “Marriage Equality Now!” Mardi Gras parade entry. A rally for marriage is scheduled on International Day of Action Against Homophobia on May 12.

A new team of office-bearers will help make these grassroots mobilisations larger and give them a greater political impact.

Call Bryn 0433 755 719 or Cat 0405 770 302 to help organise any of these events.

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