How to fight homophobia today

Yesterday a cartoon comparing gay people fighting for marriage equality to Nazi Germany was published in a leading newspaper. Dean's petition calls for the cartoonist's employment to be terminated.

Every day, Australians are campaigning online for gay equality. It's working in securing real, meaningful change for LGBTQI Australians. 

Discover some uplifting stories and then take action, below:

Dad's campaign to legalise same-sex adoption has almost won

This week, the SA Parliament introduced a Bill to legalise adoption for gay couples, following petition pressure on Change.org from Shaun, the proud dad of two adopted sons.

Shaun with his partner and their two adopted sons 

Shaun with his partner and their two adopted sons 

Mum of famous gay son inspires others to speak out

Laurelle Mellet, the mum of singer Troye Sivan, has become a powerful voice for young gay people. Her petition to save Safe Schools’ funding has encouraged some powerful comments like this one:

Laurelle Mellet is petitioning as "the proud mum of a gay son" - Troye Sivan, pictured here 

Laurelle Mellet is petitioning as "the proud mum of a gay son" - Troye Sivan, pictured here 

Petitioning for gay equality has resulted in campaign wins big and small: from a school allowing same-sex couples to attend their debutante ball, to the AFL tackling homophobia by introducing a ‘Pride’ round. Read this piece for more gay equality wins.

Want to address inequality you've seen or experienced? Start a petition here

Sign Dean’s petition, calling for Termination of Bill Leaks’ employment here