Hello beautiful people,
It seems to me that I’m more often than not running a little behind on news and events at the moment, as somehow I managed to discover another vital piece of information after the fact!
Only a few short days ago, on the 1st of August, was the Equal Love National Day of Action.
What is Equal Love, I hear you ask? Equal Love is a nationwide campaign for Same-Sex Marriage in Australia. Who aim to put pressure on the government to legislate for equal marriage rights. You can check them out here at http://www.equallove.info
Even though the Equal Love National Day of Action was missed here at Sexual Biversity, there are still plenty of ways to get involved if you so choose (again you can check out their website to find out how).
Me, I’m planning on heading up to Melbourne to attend the rally against the ban on Same-Sex Marriage, being held on Saturday 14th August at 1pm beginning at the State Library of Victoria. Check out the website for more details or dates and locations for other rallies around Australia.
You know what? I don’t think I’ve ever been to a rally before in my whole life, so why would I start now and why this one?
As you already know I am very grateful my husband is bisexual and we were able to find a way to incorporate his sexuality within our relationship. What I’ve discovered along the way is there are a lot of folks out there, both men and women, who identify as gay or lesbian, however they believe their only option is to conform to ‘society’s norm’ by living a heterosexual lifestyle.
What’s this got to do with Equal Love? If Same-Sex Marriage was accepted and welcomed as a regular lifestyle choice, without the shrouds of stigma or homophobia attached to it, I believe less, if not all people, whose sexuality is gay or lesbian would live happily and openly in their intended way.
There’d be no need for lies or deceitful behaviour, feelings of shame or guilt, or mental instability or depression from having to live one’s life in such an inauthentic way. I also believe trauma and devastation from disclosure after marriage would cease to exist as no gay or lesbian, or bisexual for that matter, would have to hide who they really are.
I think our government has a lot to answer for and I’ll do whatever I can to create Equal Love amongst my fellow man and woman.
Wow, I had no idea I held such strong political views!
I have a brother who is gay. I’d love to be at his wedding (that is if he chose to get married) and celebrate with him openly the love he has for his beautiful man. How we all miss out when a society still buys into the fear of something a little bit different to the ‘norm’. As I’ve said before in previous posts and I’ll say it again now, what is ‘normal’?
I simply don’t get why as consenting adults, we are not allowed to choose who we can and cannot marry. The mind baffles!
Oh, I nearly forgot, there is also a National Same-Sex Marriage Petition you can sign on the Equal Love website (if you haven’t already found it). This is one way you can use your voice and be heard.
Will you be attending an Equal Love rally?
Love & hugs,
‘practice what you passion’®