Fri Nov 19, 2010
o) Articles by other people
Call for youth voice on marriage equality debate
This media release was issued by Headspace on 18.11.10Imagine growing up knowing that because you are same sex attracted you will never be able to choose to get married to someone you love – something your heterosexual friends take for granted.
Headspace chief executive Chris Tanti said that marriage equality is primarily about ending social exclusion and giving all Australians the same basic rights. headspace knows this lack of equality has strong links to mental health issues, depression and suicide among same sex attracted young people.
“Responses from over 3000 young people in La Trobe University’s writing themselves in report indicate that it’s discrimination like this perpetuates feelings of isolation and leads to poorer mental health outcomes,” Mr Tanti said. [ read more... ] [ comments? ]