LGBT Australians will be supported more

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: Large crowds gather at Taylor Square in support of Marriage Equality on May 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. They are specifically calling on the government to allow for a free vote on Marriage Equality. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A new resource has been released to help LGBTI Australians when the results of the national postal survey on November 15 when the results of the equal marriage postal vote are known. Stronger Together is a resource with practical tips on how to ‘stay strong and resilient in the lead up to, and following’ the postal vote results. New South Wales based LGBTI health service, ACON, produced the resource saying that in a wake of postal vote and the aggressive ‘No’ campaign LGBT Australians need to know they are not alone. ‘We are reminding everyone that support and assistance is there for those who have been hurt by this harmful process,’ ACON CEO told Gay Star News, ‘The deeply divisive nature of the debate has left their mark on our communities. A ‘yes’ result will go a long way in healing some of this trauma, but the debate will continue on until the Australian Government enacts reform and ends marriage discrimination.’ In the days leading up to the announcement, ACON will share tips from Stronger Together on its social media pages. The organization will also have extra counselling staff available to help community members needing support.

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