I'm sure you're all aware that the marriage equality postal vote is going ahead, and ballots will be sent out from tomorrow. I'm sure you've already seen some of the hurtful and damaging arguments put forward by the 'no' campaign, and I can assure you this is only the beginning. But if we have to do this, WE HAVE TO MAKE IT A YES.
I live in a wonderful, supportive bubble, surrounded by beautiful people. I know you will all vote yes. But I also know that there are people in your lives, and even in your own families who are not sure how they'll vote, or if they'll vote at all.
Please. Talk to them. Start a conversation. I'd be happy to talk to you about how to start this conversation, what to say, or how to respond to things they might say. Feel free to use me as an example, and please feel free to give my number to anyone who might want to chat further.
This battle has to be fought not only by LGBTIQ people, but the broader community and our army of supporters and allies.
I am volunteering with equal love and will be door knocking next weekend in my area and having conversations with people. I am lobbying my workplace (who have made a decision to not make a statement on the issue), and I have already been far more emotionally affected by this than I expected to be.
I will continue to spam everyone I know (sorry not sorry) with marriage equality paraphernalia until we have equal rights.