Ali Hogg

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Ali Hogg
Ali Hogg, Equal Love.JPG
Hogg in 2012
Born 17 June 1980 (1980-06-17) (age 37)
Melbourne
Known for Convenor for Equal Love Victoria

Ali Hogg (born 17 June 1980) is an Australian LGBTI activist, based in Melbourne, Victoria. She is known for her campaigning for same-sex marriage and gay rights. As convenor for Equal Love in Victoria, SameSame.com.au reported that Hogg was voted the country's most influential LGBTI Australian in 2011[1] and the sixth most influential Melburnian by The Age for her activism that same year.[2]

Activities[edit]

Hogg was highly critical of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's decision to allow Labor MPs a conscience vote on same-sex marriage at the 2011 ALP National Conference, calling it "a slap in the face and a betrayal".[3]

In 2012 she was ejected from a Lygon Street café for yelling at Federal Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott, labeling him a bigot for his opposition to same-sex marriage. Abbott, who was dining with The Australian's foreign editor Greg Sheridan was reportedly unimpressed.[4]

Education and career[edit]

Hogg studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and became a freelance photographer,[5] a profession she considers "paradoxical", as it includes some wedding photography.[2] She is also a member of the Trotskyist organisation Socialist Alternative.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Here she is – your Absolutchoice! Archived 7 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Same Same, 10 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Most Influential Melburnians: Ali, Carl and Sally Archived 2 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Gay News Network, 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ Protesters to rally outside Labor HQ Star Online, 15 November 2011. Retrieved: 8 February 2012.
  4. ^ Abbott not gay about dinner ambush The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 2012. Retrieved: 17 April 2012.
  5. ^ LGBTI people to watch in 2012 Gay News Network, 4 January 2012. Retrieved: 8 February 2012.
  6. ^ Equal Love's Ali Hogg named in SameSame 25 Socialist Alternative, 3 February 2011. Retrieved: 8 February 2012.

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