Sally Rugg is an LGBTIQ rights activist, and the Executive Director of Change.org. Sally was formerly a Campaign Director at GetUp where she lead their marriage equality campaign for five years. While at GetUp, Sally also worked as the Creative Director, overseeing the organisation’s video and new media communications.
Sally speaks frequently in the media, at conferences, at rallies and at festivals on LGBTIQ rights, activism and politics. A respected written commentator, she’s published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Junkee, Pedestrian and Vice.
In 2018, Sally won person of the year Awards from both FBi Radio and Pedestrian.tv, and was nominated for LGBTI Hero of the Year. 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 Mamamia’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.
Sally volunteers at LGBTIQ youth at Twenty10 and is currently writing her first book, which is about the marriage equality campaign.