Skip Nav
38 Tear-Inducing Father/Daughter Wedding Moments
The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide For New Couples
18 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix

LGBTIQ Australians Tweet Stories of Discrimination

#TheyGetToVote: LGBTIQ Australians Share Their Heartbreaking Stories of Discrimination on Twitter

#TheyGetToVote: LGBTIQ Australians Share Their Heartbreaking Stories of Discrimination on Twitter

With the Australian same-sex marriage survey under way, support for the "yes" vote is in full force but there is still a debate going on in the public eye and various "justifying" reasons being spread by "no" voters. Yesterday, in defending his "no" stance, Lyle Shelton of the Australian Christian Lobby said "homophobia doesn't exist much in Australia" at National Press Club.

Even just the staggering prevalence of mental health issues, suicide and homelessness amongst LGBTIQ youth is enough to prove Shelton wrong, and the hurtfulness of the comment spurred comedian and writer Josh Thomas to share his own stories of discrimination on Twitter. He encouraged others to do the same under the hashtag #TheyGetToVote

Scroll to see Josh's tweets and other Australian's upsetting stories of discrimination.

More From Our Partners
Around The Web
Same-Sex Marriage Survey Result Twitter Reactions
Marriage Equality Result Breaks Twitter Record
What Does White Ribbon Day Mean
Death on the Nile Movie Details
Australia Marriage Survey Result Celebration Pictures
Reactions to The Lion King Reboot Casting News
Where to Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Result
Prince William and Kate Middleton Visiting Birmingham 2017
Australian Domestic Violence Statistics in 2017
Ryan Reynolds's Funny Parenting Tweets
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds