It's shameful but true.

There have never been any improvements for members of the LGBTIQ community without active campaigning and lobbying. And in most cases, this change has never happened without years of advocacy and campaign work.

The decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria in the early 1980s was a major step towards equal rights, opportunities and a freely visible lifestyle for gay men and lesbians. Yet it took 15 years to secure limited anti-discrimination protection. It was not until 1995 that anti-discrimination protection was achieved, and then only under the unsatisfactory grounds of "lawful sexual activity".

And of course there is still much more to do before equality is achieved. Each year the VGLRL determines a set of campaign priorities for the year ahead. These campaigns have political, business or communitysignificance across a range of areas affecting the daily lives of LGBTIQ people.

You can find out more about the lobby's campaigns on this section on the website.

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Equal Marriage   I   Anti-Discrimination   I   Human Rights

Your Rights

Information about areas including Victorian anti-discrimination law, property, death and superannuation.

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History

The VGLRL has been operating since 1997. To learn more about our history and what we have done

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