Sep. 7th, 2017

highlyeccentric: Sign: Be aware of invisibility! (Be aware of invisibility)
I am an incrementalist by nature but not in this case )

I sent some $ to the yes campaign at the start of the month, but not as much as I could have - it seems like sinking money into a bog. It's unlikely that we'll win, and regardless of whether we do or not, between them the yes and no campaigns are fortifying a national discourse wherein the sexuality is legitimised by legal wedlock, and marital bonds elevated above other social bonds. And I just... maybe I'm too much of a coward to face calling my relatives, but I'd rather support the likes of Twenty10 and the GLCS - the networks that are going to be doing the hard caring work for the most vulnerable queers regardless of marriage outcomes.

I have been sending little personalised postcards to first my MP and then working my way through a list of NSW senators urging them to either oppose a 'one man one woman OR two men OR two women' bill (in the case of opposition/green senators) or to advocate for a more inclusively worded bill (liberal/national senators).

And I subscribed to Overland today, because they're the only publication whose marriage articles haven't been making me feel queasy. (Well, Archer have been okay but not as punchy as Overland, and I'm already subscribed to them.)

TL;DR it's hard being a non-marrying queer in the time of plebiscite-surveys.

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