Dear Hater…

The email below is the latest of many I have received during my time as a Councillor. As an elected politician, I am something of a target for anti-LGBT nuts. I knew this going into the job and I brush off most of them because you can’t let this stuff get to you.

Yes, someone really did sit down and write this. They also sent it to me three times, via three different email addresses (one to my Council address, one to my work address at T-Vox, and one to my personal address)

The bright side of receiving these death threats (because that’s what this is, veiled and couched in religious language as it may be) is that you can tell how much the world is changing. This is the only one I’ve had in 2019; whereas I’ve had far, far more in previous years. So the number of people who want me dead simply for being LGBT is going down. I see that as a good thing.

I am reminded when I see stuff like this of that old saying from the gaming community: when you meet enemies, you are going in the right direction. There are still enemies of equality out there and I intend to continue to fight them.

Peace and equality will win in the end. 🏳️‍🌈

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