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Hi All,

You may have heard on the news about recent events in Australia regarding the chamber in laws against same sex marriages. If you haven't, then we'll let's just say Australia are in the dark ages with this issue and really need to reform. I never realised that they didn't already have legalised same sex marriages, as I thought this would have been something that would have been addressed years ago. But here we are in 2017 and still there are countries that are considered to have 'western ideals' that haven't changed their laws for the LGBTQIA communities.

The polls have not been an easy ride so far. Demonstrations have occurred from communities that abhor same alex marriage and even recently people funded a sky wrter to write 'vote no' in the sky above Sydney. These are powerful statements from the people who wish to eradicate LGBTQIA from Australia, and would rather not have any other people than heterosexuals in Australia. Those same people also have a fear of non-whites and constantly aspire to racist and prejudiced beliefs. This shocked me as I didn't think people were being truthful when they commented on Australia in such a way. I have met many young Australian people and can honestly say they haven't had these views, at least not publicly, and so I assumed the ideals aligned with those of the UK in that sense.

But I applaud any of my fellow LGBTQIA who are standing up against this and fighting for their rights. Rights which I believe are fundamental to present times, and should allow people to live freely and openly without fear of hatred or judgement. Gay Twitter, which has shown itself to be powerful in the social media stronghold, has openly spoken out against demonstrators and the sky writing, and done so with a level of dignity that these demonstrators haven't shown. Whilst I do believe people are entitled to their own opinions, when it comes to the rights of LGBTQIA people, we must fight to have the same basic rights that everyone else has. So far I have seen mixed reviews on how the Lola's will go. So I plead to Australians who don't share the views of these people, please make the right choice. Love is love no matter what. Let these people find love and have the same rights as you.

Do it right.



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