The Q Movement, a movement for women and minorities in Australia, has attracted more than 6,000 members.
But in the same time it has been the subject of much criticism.
Some people have called it a “bogus movement” and “fake movement” that lacks credibility.
But the movement’s leaders argue the Q Movement is the “true” movement, that it has a genuine and unadulterated commitment to change.
We have a genuine commitment to achieve equality and human rights for all Australians, they argue, because the Q is the movement that can do it.
What’s more, Q is also the most powerful social movement in Australia.
It’s the most active on the ground and is supported by the largest number of people in the country.
The Q Movement’s chief executive, Tania MacGill, said the group was “disappointed” that people who don’t support the movement were lumped in with the mainstream.
“It’s disappointing to see people lumped into the mainstream of politics as ‘bigots’, because we are a grassroots movement, we have no political party or lobby group,” Ms MacGell said.
“We are the movement, the movement is the power.”
The Q movement was formed in 1988 by three women in Melbourne, all members of the Women’s Network of Australia.
Ms MacGil said the Q movement would not stop until Australia was a “normal, democratic country”.
“The Q is a movement that believes in equality, human rights and justice for all people, and the Q has the power to change Australia and the world,” she said.
The group is supported in its campaign by a range of organisations, including the Victorian branch of the United Voice for Women, which is based in the Victorian Parliament, and many others.
The Women’s Association of Victoria said it was concerned about the way Q members were portrayed in the media.
“The women’s movement has been vilified in the mainstream media as a bunch of extremists who are against equality, women’s rights and equal opportunity,” Ms Gill said.
“The reality is, we are passionate about equality, equality is our core mission, but we are also committed to a diversity of perspectives and ideas.”
But Ms Macgill said the movement was also committed “to equality of opportunity”.
“We believe that the Q represents the broadest cross section of Australians, which includes men and women, Indigenous people, LGBTI and Muslim Australians, as well as those who are socially disadvantaged,” she added.
“Q is a powerful voice for women, people of colour, LGBTQI and disabled people.”
If we don’t fight for equality, then we don.
“There are millions of people who want to see Australia become a more equal and equal society, but the Q will never be defeated.”
The Victorian Women’s Federation (VFW) said it believed the Q was a legitimate movement that would “do the right thing for all Australian’s”.
“Queensland is a vibrant, multicultural and multi-ethnic region, and we are proud to be part of a broad network of organisations committed to building and sustaining this unique movement,” VFW President Toni Thiam said.