Federal Bill to Legalise Marriage Equality

2 June 2015
“In Australia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse Australians are up to 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peoples. Suicide prevention research has identified a number of risk and protective factors that individually and combined, that can have significant impact on these figures. This includes stress related to coming out and/or relationship disclosure, invisibility and lack of recognition of relationships, as well as ongoing self-censorship and medication of behaviour (such as avoiding public displays of affection).”