Sally Rugg

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Sally Rugg is a Sydney-based LGBTIQ activist and Executive Director of Rugg was the GetUp creative and campaigns director between 2013 - 2018. Rugg has been a public face of the "Yes" campaign in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey[1] and also campaigns for Safe Schools.

Rugg is a regular media spokesperson and respected written commentator.

In 2018, Rugg was awarded the Fbi Radio SMAC of the Year award[2] and Strayan of the Year by[3], and was a finalist for Hero of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Awards[4]. In 2017, Sally was named among Harper’s Bazaar’s 5 Women of The Year, by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of Australia’s Most Influential LGBTIQ people, ranked first in Mammamia’s Most Powerful LGBTIQ Women list, by Amnesty International’s Top 15 Women Championing Human Rights In Australia. Sally was awarded the Young Achiever Award at the 2016 Honour Awards.

Rugg was a finalist for the Honour Awards Young Achiever Award in 2015, was named among the 23 LGBT Australians to Watch in 2016 by SX Magazine and the Top 40 Under Forty by TimeOut,[5] and won the New South Wales Honour Awards Young Achiever Award in 2016.[6]

Rugg speaks regularly at public events and volunteers as a youth worker at youth LGBTIQ service Twenty10.


  1. ^ Street, Andrew P. (9 November 2017). "When Marriage Equality Becomes Law, It Will Be Because of People Like Sally Rugg". Rolling Stone Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "'YES' campaigner takes out FBi Radio SMAC top gong". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Here's The Full List Of Winners From Oz's First Ever Pop Culture Awards". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Hero". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  5. ^ "GetUp! MEDIA ROOM". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  6. ^ "LGBTI Heroes Honoured At Community Service Awards". Retrieved 4 December 2017.