Homophobes and Gay Marriage in Australia

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Australians have voted YES for gay marriage!

Yesterday the returned questionnaires were counted in Australia and the majority of people who returned their vote said they agreed with allowing gay people to marry one another.

Now there are many studies which draw parallels between homo/transphobia and those who hold views which are racist or antisemitic/islamophobic etc. This is not a study but merely my observations about yesterday’s vote based on me visiting a fake profile which is embedded with the far right.

Most Far Right groups from Britain First and the EDL to the Soldiers of Odin and For Britain claim to be against Islam (partly) because “Muslims throw gays from rooftops”. Support for this view can be seen regularly on Britain First’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Commonly the people commenting tend to be “shocked” and say how much they hate Islam because of this. (Note that the videos normally have no context so it’s not clear why the individual is being treated as they are. And also note it is the same one or two regularly repeated videos that are always shown.)

Anyway….I logged into my Far Right sock account and really wished I had not done so. It seems that these right wingers, many of them are the ones who have been strenuously criticising Islam for ‘being against homosexuality’ were suddenly saying how the world is going to end because gay people were going to marry!

I do have to say that one post did make me actually laugh. One man was arguing that “It’s all well and good for gay people to want to marry, but in 50 to 100 years it means the number of children being born will plummet!” – Of course…silly me…I forgot that allowing people to marry a same sex partner will cause the population to shrink because banning same sex marriage will make people straight and have babies.

All we at Resisting Hate and Mock the Right say is: Well done….Equality is a good thing.

Here are some examples of the horrific homophobic prejudice posted in just one day as a reaction to the Australian ruling on gay marriage.

Halal Kitty is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate, and a regular contributor to the group’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

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Why #droptheT is hate against the LGBT+

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Article written by La Miranda 

Transphobic groups have started to use the hashtag #droptheT as part of their war against the Trans community.  They frequently align themselves with religious extremists and heterosexual/cisgender fundamentalists.

They would prefer to have a LGB community with everyone back in their tidy pigeon holes.  History and life do not support their viewpoint.

The birth of LGBT+ liberation was led by activists, campaigners and people who were tired of being manipulated and walked over by a society made up of many who didn’t care about them. These activists, campaigners and people were primarily transgender women of colour, drag queens and butch identifying lesbians. Let this be heard:

GAY was an acronym for ‘Good As You’, and was about everyone’s equality and rights.

We must not allow this hate tag to split the rainbow, we are stronger together.  Some of us move between the categories during our life and we need our diverse family to support us.  Our Charities do not indoctrinate, they listen and support at times when people need them.  False accusations waste everyone’s time and resources.

If you are offended by the hate tag, look up who is using it, and report their account for gender discrimination.

La Miranda 10/07/2017

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