Get on board with Facebook’s #LoveIs Letter

There’s a new trend taking to Facebook over the last couple of days to help Australian’s take action and raise awareness against the continued discrimination faced by the LGBT community.

So, what is it?

The #LoveIs Letter circulates between friends and family, making its way through different social circles as a way to bring the ongoing, cruel and often violent discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgenders back into the spot light. As an extension of the current debate for same-sex marriage, the letter raises concern about the issue and informs people that the legalisation of same-sex marriage will help demolish this bigotry.

How does it work? 

It’s as simple as A,B,C! Participants take action by spreading the letter through a Facebook status which asks them to attach a photo that finishes the sentence “#LoveIs___” and tag friends to do the same…

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How do I become part of the Trend? 

You don’t have to be tagged to spread the love! Just copy and paste the below text and follow the instructions.

Let’s make a change…

118,962 Aussies marry each year, but there are still over 35,000 couples who can’t.

Such discrimination saw 1,798 murders across 62 countries between 2008 and 2015. That’s one LGBT killing every two days! The 2016 Orlando massacre killed 49 people and injured 53 others, making it the worse mass shooting in U.S history.

1 in 4 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people have experienced physical or verbal abuse in the last 3 years. This may not be you, but it could be a friend, family or someone you know.

Let’s end LGBT discrimination by showing others that it should be ok to love and to marry, no matter what. Help #ChangeAustralia by taking a step towards marriage equality.

Because love knows no gender, and neither should marriage.

Spread the love by posting this as your status and attaching a photo that finishes the sentence: “#LoveIs ___________.”

Tag 4 mates to do the same!

EJ

Help #ChangeAustralia for the better

“To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, until death do us part.” Extending the boundaries to include same-sex couples doesn’t weaken this definition of marriage – It reinforces it.

Welcome to From the Closet to the Aisle, a project aimed at overcoming marriage inequality and towards the recognition of same-sex marriage in Australia. Here, we believe in beating this ongoing issue by educating, supporting and debunking the misconceptions associated with gay marriage. Together, we can take action and help achieve marital recognition for gay and lesbian couples!

How?
– Join the conversation on social media by hashtaging #ChangeAustralia
– Share your comments, experiences, opinions and ideas with us
– Take action! Sign the petition to help make marriage a reality for all Australians.

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Remember, love doesn’t discriminate and neither should Australia.