We need more powerful, allied voices like this speaking up for the community! Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young broke down in tears several times as she spoke at a debate over the marriage equality bill:
“In my small high school, one of my best friends was gay, and he struggled for a long time. And I remember thinking I never did quite enough to have his back. He was one of my bestest friends and we hung out and every now and then I told people to bugger off when they tried to pick on him. But it didn’t quite feel like it was enough – it was just, ‘well, that’s the way you are so that’s the way people are gonna treat you.’ Young people in Australia deserve better than that.”
Check out her speech above!