Social Media connects us to community with the results of the same-sex marriage survey

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When used for the greater good Social Media can spread positivity, incite celebration and connect us with community in a very powerful way. This was the case last Wednesday when rainbow colours and images of elation filled most of our social media feeds after the announcement of the results in the Australian same-sex marriage survey with a majority YES vote winning.

YES supporters here in Australia and internationally took the opportunity to celebrate the historic announcement on their Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat feeds as well as many brands showing their creative response to the YES win. Uber Australia even turned their tracking to rainbow colours for the day. It was a moment in our countries history where the majority of us felt we were united for the greater good and we were happy as hell to share the love through all social channels. It would be interesting to know how many times the rainbow emoji was used on Wednesday, if anyone knows the stats I would love to know.

Twiter Reaction to Same-Sex marriage Campaign

One of the most emotive images shared and retweeted was that of Labor Party Senator, Penny Wong breaking down into tears after hearing the YES announcement, surrounded and supported by her senate colleagues from all different parties. It truly was a moving moment and one worth sharing.

Penny Wong Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Survey


We hope you all enjoyed the celebrations, joyful sentiment, splashes of rainbow colour and most importantly the connection to a fair and progressive community through social media. Take a look at some of the posts below…

Love Wins - Daniel Anderws MP Tweet


Australian Ballet Same Sex Marriage Tweet

Debbie Harry Same Sex Marriage Tweet

Peter Helliar Same Sex Marriage Tweet


CFA Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Survey

Australia Celebrates Same-Sex marriage Survey

Lena Durnam Same Sex Marriage Tweet

Ellen Degeneres Same Sex Marriage Tweet

Spotify Same Sex Marriage Tweet

Jacky Winter Same Sex Marriage Instagram Post

Pink Same Sex Marriage Tweet


Mecca Same Sex Marriage Tweet

kikki.K Same Sex Marriage Tweet

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