Last year Quiip signed on, along with hundreds of other Australian organisations, to show our support for marriage equality.
In September, Australians will be asked by voluntary postal vote, whether we support a change in the law to allow same-sex couples to marry. With our interest in this issue, the Quiip team have actively kept an eye on some of the rainbow coloured sharing on social media.
Here’s a roundup of our favourite posts from brands showing support for marriage equality.
Airbnb – Until We All Belong
Airbnb Australia led the charge with the Until We All Belong (#untilweallbelong) movement. The campaign, which was launched on 3 April, asks Australian supporters of marriage equality to pledge their support by purchasing an Acceptance Ring. Purchasers are only charged the cost of postage.
Until all their staff can belong! ANZ also got behind the “Until We All Belong” campaign, with this post supporting their LGBTIQA staff and customers:
ANZ – GAYTM
Let the puns begin! ANZ have been a sponsor of Sydney’s Mardi Gras for the past 11 years. In recent years part of their Mardi Gras support has involved turning the ATMs at their Oxford St branch into GAYTMs.
Our GAYTMs are back for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and holding tight! You can find them at our Oxford St branch…
Ben & Jerry’s – Same Flavour Scoop Ban
Who doesn’t love a little social justice with their ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s announced earlier this year that until Australia had full marriage equality, no customer could purchase two scoops of the same flavour.
ETU – The Electrical Trades Union
Earlier in August, when it was announced that Australia would be voting on marriage equality, the ETU put out this post to show their support. We love this post for so many reasons, but particularly because the imagery and copy used, is spot on for the page and their audience. Most importantly, they have backed up their post with active community management. The ETU responded consistently to posters, and quickly removed any homophobic or transphobic comments from the thread.
We’ve posted about this before and some people have told us to stick to what we do. But the fact is, if we stayed…
Holden – Coming Out
Holden ‘came out’ during the week of Mardi Gras as an official sponsor; having already declared their support for marriage equality in 2016. Our favourite part about this post was the consistency of Holden’s response to community members who objected to Holden’s support of the LGBTIQA community.
At Quiip, this issue is important to us. We will continue to support marriage equality, and champion for inclusive and safe online spaces. If you believe that all Australians should be able to get married, show your support here.