We Are Family
MarriagEquality are kicking off a new campaign, entitled We Are Family, in the run up to all of the Irish Pride festivals around the country. We all know that LGBT couples and singles in rural areas have a tougher time of it than those in cities around Ireland, so their are making an effort to educate with a new poster campaign.
According to the fine folks in MarriagEquality:
The posters depict real couples, some with children, some without, showing that these families exist in Ireland and calling on members of the public to help us secure equal rights for them.
We Are Family illustrates that lesbian and gay families are already part of the diverse family fabric of Ireland.
Forty years after the death of Harvey Milk and we’re still following his idea that, if every straight person knew an out LGBT person, there would be no discrimination. Most straight people have no idea that there is discrimination in Ireland; they go about their business oblivious. It’s campaigns like We Are Family, that will, hopefully, show the unfairness within their midst.
It’s easy to thank MarriagEquality, GLEN and LGBT Noise and leave the campaigning up to them. But it’s not enough, we have to take part. Leave it to MarriagEquality to make that as easy as possible for us lazy armchair human rights lovers.
MarriagEquality simply ask that if you believe in equal rights, that if you want your family, or indeed your future family, to have equal rights, then visit your TD or Senator to directly ask for change.
You don’t even have to buy paper, an envelope or a stamp. Just call them, ask for 50 postcards (minimum) and get your family, friends, colleagues and passers-by to send them to their TDs and/or Senators. Or you can joing MarriagEquality at your local Pride march and walk behind a banner showing your support for full same-sex marriage rights.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
If Ghandi doesn’t force you into action, no one will.
For more information on any of the MarriagEquality campaigns, or to get involved, go to their website.
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