If social media posts become distressing for you consider curating your feeds to help stern or block the sometimes constant barrage of hateful or divisive posts. A Facebook holiday might be in order.
Ask others if they're ok, at work or at home. Check in with your friends. Talking helps. Look out for each other. You're not alone.
Unfortunately this campaign has only just started.
Posters have popped up in Melbourne regarding the same sex marriage postal vote; they have the phrase "stop the fags" and claim that 92% of children of same sex parents are abused among other false statistics. Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull (@turnbullmalcolm) has refused to ban the posters, saying they were hurtful but still part of a democratic debate. Homophobia has no place in a respectful democratic debate Malcolm. This is exactly what we knew would happen when you refused to give politicians a free vote and insisted on allowing the public to have a say, thus justifying and encouraging hatred towards a minority group. This is unacceptable and disgusting. Plus this just shows how people have no valid reason to oppose same sex marriage, so they have to make up issues. Same sex couples can already have children, their right to marry is a completely separate issue. So even if the children were being abused (which they're not), it has nothing to do with this debate
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