LegaliseLove is a national political campaign created to affect social and legal change around marriage and adoption rights, and to raise awareness about homophobia and transphobia in New Zealand.
We run events throughout the year, lobby politicians and do everything we can to make sure New Zealand’s laws are inclusive of people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex.
The group was created in 2011 after a spate of teen suicides in Canada and America that drew attention to the horrifying effects of homophobia and transphobia.
LegaliseLove operated as an event planning group, gearing up to the very successful 20 October LegaliseLove march on Parliament, which drew 200 – 300 supporters and attracted attention from every major New Zealand television news channel.
October 20th is Spirit Day, a day to speak out against homophobia and transphobia, and a day of commemoration for the nine teenagers in the United States who died within a few short weeks as a result of relentless bullying, as well as the countless others who continue to be affected today.
Where we’re at nowThis year LegaliseLove has expanded into a national group dedicated to achieving the goals of marriage equality and adoption equality for all New Zealanders.
LegaliseLove are working on making connections with other groups in the community who share our goals and support our cause, and we’re always looking for new members.
This year is full of exciting events, so check out our Events page to see what’s happening. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on what’s going on.This is an exciting time for marriage and adoption law reform, and we look forward to the day our goals become a reality.