May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality, focuses on this special day, and runs from May 17-24. Please visit the participating blogs for some wonderful posts and some great prizes.
In honour of this day, I wanted to talk about equality. I live in Australia. It’s a beautiful country, and I feel blessed to live here. But we have a significant issue that still needs addressing – marriage equality.
Interestingly, over 70% of our population support marriage equality, which should make the decision a no-brainer. Unfortunately our politicians have decided to make the process as difficult as possible. The Australian population need to participate in a plebiscite – a time consuming and costly process that has many people (rightly) upset.
The issue still needs support. You can visit the Australian Marriage Equality website to gain more information. And I’m sure they’d be only too grateful if you wanted to make a donation. You can also offer support by sharing their cause, or even buying a pair of Aussie Bums or a bottle of Unite vodka.
I’ll leave you with a wonderful video filmed by GetUp! Australia 4 or 5 years ago. It’s hard to believe that nothing has changed in all these years.
And finally a giveaway. Leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll choose a three random winners to win their choice of eBook from my backlist. Winners will be chosen on 25th May, after the hop.
Follow the hop for other posts and prizes.
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Blog Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality.