#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.