The marriage equality debate has reached a crescendo with the introduction of the plebiscite legislation into federal parliament and the ALP declaring it will oppose the bill. The parliamentary debate has seen renewed interest in safe-spaces, particularly among the LGBTQIA community. In recent months, Jane’s, in North Wollongong, has established itself as a ‘safe space’ among the local queer community. Its ‘Queer and Now’ events, which promote local and national queer bands, provide patrons with a space that is exempt of discrimination and judgement.