Sally Rugg led GetUp’s campaign for marriage equality for five years. Her work at GetUp played a crucial role in driving the Liberal Party to an emergency party room meeting in 2015 to deal with the crescendo of public pressure, in parliament’s rejection of plebiscite legislation in 2016, and in the thumping Yes victory in the 2017 postal survey.
In 2017, Sally was named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s Five Women of The Year, ranked one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Most Influential LGBTIQ Australians, topped Mamamia’s Most Powerful LGBTIQ Women list, and was listed as one of Amnesty International’s Top 15 Women Championing Human Rights In Australia. Sally was awarded the Young Achiever Award at the 2016 Honour Awards, and is currently nominated for Hero Of The Year for the 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards.
Sally is currently writing a book about the marriage equality campaign.