To celebrate Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras, Mamamia is proud to launch our 50 most kick-arse LGBTQI women list.
We’re here to celebrate the women who inspire us. The women we admire and want to be friends with. The women we want to date. The women who are changing the game.
Mamamia will be counting down from today until Mardi Gras — here is our first group of amazing women:
Sally Rugg is a campaigner, activist and public speaker for LGBTQIA+ rights. She is a Campaigns Director at political activist group GetUp, leading their national campaign for marriage equality, and helps run the community campaign to save the Safe Schools program. Rugg believes that a combination of legislative reform and policy intervention, as well as positive public narratives, will create an Australia where everyone – no matter their sexuality or gender – understands that being LGBTQIA+ is not only acceptable, but it's wonderful.