nothing irks me more than when people say “Australia is my country, go back to yours” when our Australian FUCKN ANTHEM literally says “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share; with courage let us all combine, to Advance Australia Fair”

Don’t consider yourself a ‘true’ Australian if you can’t even open your arms to refugees and asylum seekers CYA

So I've been trying to find the words to say how I am feeling all day...

And I still don’t know if I have found them but here I go.

I am disgusted, disappointed and upset by what has been put up in my city in the past 24 hours. Australia, Melbourne specifically is, at least I thought, an accepting city where people of different race, religion, sexuality, gender etc could come together enjoy some coffee, city life, footy and art.

Apparently not.

We are supposed to be the most liveable city in the world. For 6 or so years we have been given that title. But in the past 24 hours I haven’t wanted to get away from my city more. To see ‘STOP THE FAG’ posters around…. I can’t. I can’t believe someone would do that. I just can’t. It is horrible and it’s wrong and I don’t know how there are still people in this world who are still so backwards.

So. What can we do to fix it? Tear the posters down. Burn them. Spread love and positivity. Make sure the LGBTQI+ community know you stand with them. Finally, and the most important one, make sure you are enrolled. We have 2 days left to make sure we are enrolled and our info is up to date. Even if you are 16 or 17 enrol now, you never know they might send you a vote. If you aren’t Australian and want to help. Spread the word, make sure your Australian friends are enrolled.

Although the postal vote really means nothing and doesn’t mean gay marriage will be legalised in Australia, it shows the people in parliament and those backwards people who put these posters up that the majority of our country want equality. It shows our LGBTQI+ community that we stand with them. So please, enrol and show love.

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