The amount of people supporting the no campaign makes me so sad and so angry. Every day since this survey started, I’ve had to see hateful lies and misinformation on Facebook, posters on the street and flyers in the mail.
“Children deserve a mother and a father”
“Homosexuals aren’t natural”
“Children will feel confused and sexually vulnerable”
“Gay parents abuse their children”
“Same sex marriage will make children question their gender which is unnatural”
I’m so sick of seeing this every day. I want to repeat: It is hateful lies and misinformation.
There has been an increase in LGBT+ youth contacting suicide hotlines and seeking mental health help since this started.
This is awful, feeling invalidated and hated by the majority of the country, having those messages shoved in your face, being called a bully because you want to stand up for your fair treatment and equal rights.
Please don’t listen to the no campaign. Remember it’s all lies. They are hateful little people. You can’t give up because of them.
You are loved.
You are not unnatural.
You are not corrupt.
You deserve respect.
You deserve equal rights.
Even if they win this time, we’ll keep fighting and we’ll win next time.
Love will win.