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Love doesn't discriminate - and neither do we. In 2015, beyondblue issued a statement in support of marriage equality. As an organisation that advocates for an end to discrimination in all its forms, our position remains unchanged. LGBTI people experience higher rates of depression and anxiety – and are at greater risk of suicide – than the broader community. This isn't due to their sexuality or gender identity, but is largely due to the discrimination and prejudice they face.

We appeal for a respectful and responsible debate no matter what people’s position on same-sex marriage. It’s our job to continue to be a safe harbour for anybody who may be affected by this debate. We want all members of the LGBTI communities to know beyondblue stands with you and that support is available.

Read our full statement: bb.org.au/2vj8Qg7
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Love doesnt discriminate - and neither do we. In 2015, beyondblue issued a statement in support of marriage equality. As an organisation that advocates for an end to discrimination in all its forms, our position remains unchanged. LGBTI people experience higher rates of depression and anxiety – and are at greater risk of suicide – than the broader community. This isnt due to their sexuality or gender identity, but is largely due to the discrimination and prejudice they face.

We appeal for a respectful and responsible debate no matter what people’s position on same-sex marriage. It’s our job to continue to be a safe harbour for anybody who may be affected by this debate. We want all members of the LGBTI communities to know beyondblue stands with you and that support is available.

Read our full statement: http://bb.org.au/2vj8Qg7

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Bill GreeneWow I see a great organisation being steered by poor governance into a political minefield. You say that you don't discriminate but by discriminating against those who do not support your view that is not discriminating? One would have thought that an organisation such as 'Beyond Blue' would have been better to stay neutral and promote to the broader community than to promote a minority group above the whole community. What a shame.

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Abi WhiteThere is nothing political about equality and human rights. They should be non-negotiable. Well done Beyond Blue for making clear the link between marginalisation and mental health pressures.👏🏾

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Denise HollidayI am pleased to see that Beyond Blue is being a respectful and caring non-discriminating organisation, who is prepared to support anyone who is having mental health issues for whatever reason. While I am heterosexual, I have had many issues that have been helped by referring to the website when other avenues have been unavailable. I thank you for your help for myself and I thank you for standing by your determination to be there for everyone needing your help. Most of all, I thank you for being committed to helping any who will find themselves "troubled" due to the outspoken comments of those less respectful members of the Australian public. Thankfully not everyone is as against marriage equality and hopefully the workload for Beyond Blue will not be heavier,,,,

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Paul SchaafMy bisexuality has nothing to do with my anxiety or depression. Stop creating subsets. Stay apolitical.

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Max RussellDon't listen to the nay sayers beyondblue, you're spreading love and compassion <3

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Lisa WilsonWell done to BeyondBlue for making this statement. As someone who is involved with the organisation from a volunteer position, I am aware of the numbers of LGBTI people who contact the organisation in desperation simply because of their sexuality. There is nothing political about BeyondBlue's involvement - it is an humanitarian stance by an organisation that assists broken, distressed people on a continuous basis. Ultimately, people will vote according to their own perspectives. There is no need to demonstrate even more intolerance by posting hostile comments. Simply vote according to your values.

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Bethanie WardellWhat a lovely statement, thank you Beyondblue.

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Bethanie WardellHow lovely, what a well thought out and supportive statement. Much credit to your team, it was a pleasure to read 🙂

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Brett WilkinsReally not sure that some people here can tell the difference between politics and equality. Um...ssm is not a political issue. If it was, the elected government would just vote. It is a community issue so a community vote is needed. I am not sure why a vote is needed to remove discrimination but there you go. Strange country we live in.

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Adrian Fry@beyondblue The only problem with what you say is that rates of LGBTI suicide haven't decreased in societies that have legislated in favour of SSM. Also African- American citizens in the US have significantly lower suicide rates than general population in spite of the discrimination against them. In other words, perhaps suicide more likely to be caused by other factors than levels of discrimination. (This does not mean that we shouldn't do everything we can to include LGBTI people into society.)

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Crown CrashGreat job guys keep up the good work!

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Matthew ArchibaldThank you. #StillVotingYes

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Susie MortonWell said Beyond Blue. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

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Bek ParkThank you

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Angelo MourikisNice post

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Alex DadaOh stop spreading your opinions and 'views' beyondblue you should have stayed away from this. I had enough of people telling me what do do or not to do. Let us think and let us do what we want to do! Now you have disappointed me! And as I can see not only me!

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Hanabira PetalEvery citizen deserves the same rights. It has nothing to do with minorities or majorities. Every person should have the same rights as others and that includes the right to marry. There's nothing more to be said than that. Anything less is discrimination. End of debate. I am heterosexual and I have the right to marry but my gay cousin or my gay friends don't have the same rights as me? That is just plain wrong. It is discriminatory and the discrimination comes from Christian and Catholic churches and their political interference. Who are they to have such power to interfere with people's rights - the same churches who cover up pedophilia - not much of a moral compass....we don't want you to marry but we are happy to cover up sexual abuse of children in the church and Catholic schools. What was the story about he who wants to cast the first stone let he be without sin. The debate over marriage equality should not be allowed to be hijacked by religious beliefs - the right to marry should simply be a citizens right with no discrimination (other than age of consent). Vote YES = should everyone in Australia have the same equal rights as i do. Depression and anxiety and suicide don't discriminate - it's a human condition that can impact anyone from any traumatic event or illness and anyone affected needs assistance and support regardless of whether you are gay or heterosexual. Unfortunately a higher number of non heterosexual people are dealing with depression and suicidal issues because of the society they have to try to navigate to live in. It would be a constant struggle to find acceptance. What is it that the society is afraid of if the right to marry is allowed? That people will be happier and more content and less anxious because they finally have equal rights to love the person they choose. Wow what a horrible outcome that would be. ..a lot more happy people in the community. Lol makes me laugh. If your future Australia is about freedom and equality - vote yes.

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Russ WhitehouseThe BHP CEO said it well this morning. Paraphrasing "We support all anti discrimination and we also believe our employees have freedom of speech". The radio shock jock couldn't compete!

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Victoria HammondI believe depression amongst other struggles with mental illness has much to do with hereditary predispositions and upbringing. Sadly, many adults have had horrid childhoods and never felt safe to just BE. I do not have answers but reasons why some fall into a pit. Nothing more nor less. Love is the conqueror. Better late than never💕

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Christopher Sheppeard'As an organisation that advocates for an end to discrimination in all its forms' I thought BeyondBlue was an organisation advocating mental health.... Which one is it? Mental Health or LGBT issues? O.o :/

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Vincenzo CarusiLove is not the only ingredient to a successful marriage

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Terry RogersJust joined the other 1380 corporates to tell us what's good for us, corporates companies/ Marriage Equality www.australianequality.org. world corporations pushing same-sex marriage. Qantas diversity planning, AFL, NRL .. TEN network etc etc etc and you all discriminate. The Afl don't have a Christian round in footy , etc etc. Hypocrites.

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Tim HoultonI still cannot understand what it is about ssm that scares the NO camp so much. The mental health of LGBTQI people is irrelevant, yet they conflate ssm with freedom of speech, religion and the end of the world as we know it! PATHETIC.

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Paul SchaafMENTAL HEALTH -- Ever felt that nobody was listening, your opinion didn’t matter or you didn’t belong? Ever felt that people were judging you or not respecting your faith or beliefs? Ever felt that people were bullying, shaming or harassing you for being different? Ever felt that people were excluding you? Ever had people tell you to be quiet or to shut up, that it’s not all about you, just deal with it – get used to it? Well, that’s exactly what is happening here. It would appear a lot of people know very little about mental health, instead, feel pushing their agenda more beneficial than caring about your wellbeing.

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Manny MellosYou don't need marriage to love....so go and love!!! What about the respect and wishes of the majority of australians who are not being asked, but bullied to accept something that had nothing to do with equality...because you have that now....marx would have been proud.

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