Stitched together

• Melissa Parke, Cara and River Walker and Ben Bowtell. Photo by Jeremy Dixon

• Melissa Parke, Cara and River Walker and Ben Bowtell. Photo by Jeremy Dixon

LOUD, proud and colourful, Fremantle community drummers Wasamba are joining forces with north-of-the-river Eco Faeries to lobby for equal marriage.

More than 100 colourful rainbow-hued squares, each with a personal message, have been sewn into a huge Equal Love banner to be handed to Federal parliament next month.

Prior to the handover it will be carried in the Sydney Mardi Gras next Saturday (March 2) by the combined groups.

“We believe the right to love, to share a life without judgement,” head Faerie Cara Walker says. “The people polls have voted for change but parliament hasn’t shifted.

“So, we are going to make the people’s voice louder, brighter, bolder, more colourful and full of celebration.”

Federal Labor MP Melissa Parke won’t be in Canberra as parliament’s in recess, but as a strong supporter of same-sex marriage she is helping the groups find an MP to accept the banner.

by JENNY D’ANGER

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