So for weeks now I’ve been thinking about how we could make a stand in support of the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd. Lots of ideas popped into my head but none of them felt like they would make a big enough impact or have a far enough reach. So lying in bed the other night a very simple idea came into my head. How about starting a social media campaign with the hashtag #LoveIsLoveIreland and get people to post images of themselves in support of the Marriage Equality Referendum and to encourage people to go out on May 22nd and vote?
Why #LoveIsLove? We believe that everyone should have the right to love whomsoever they wish regardless of sexuality and they should be able to proclaim that love freely.
The words ‘love is love’ have been going round in my head for months and they seemed like the perfect words to use for this campaign. There are lots of images out there with the hashtag ‘LoveIsLove’ but when I searched for #LoveIsLoveIreland there was nothing out there – absolutely nothing! So I reckon it’s the perfect tag to keep track of all the people and images in support of the Marriage Equality referendum across the various social media platforms.
It’s so simple – images are so powerful and it will only take a few seconds to do! You don’t even have to take a new photo, you can use an existing one – just be sure that when you post it you tag it with #LoveIsLoveIreland, #MarRef and #VoteYes
- Post an image of what love means to you. (New or old image doesn’t matter)
- Tag your image with #LoveIsLoveIreland and #MarRef #VoteYes
- Declare “I support a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd”.
- Nominate 3 friends to do the same to keep the awareness going (on Facebook & Instagram). Twitter & Pinterest just post your image tagged as above.
So whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other platform, it doesn’t matter just get those images out there! Also it doesn’t matter if you’re in Dublin, Hong Kong, Australia or anywhere else in the world – Ireland & this referendum need your support. Let’s help by raising awareness and by encouraging everyone who is eligible to vote to get out and vote!
So here it is – the first image of the #LoveIsLoveIreland campaign – our family in support of the Marriage Equality referendum on May 22nd 2015. Let’s help create an inclusive society for our children.
If you have the right to vote please use it.
Yours in support of the right of everyone to express their love,
Aine, Mark & Oisín x
Image © And Baby Makes Three Photography