On November 15, 2018, something extraordinary happened. At 10am the results of Australia’s survey on same-sex marriage were announced and the country let out its breath. In every city, thousands of people had gathered to hear the news together. As statistician David Kalisch told us that more than 60 per cent of Australians voted “Yes”, the reaction was immediate and joyous.

Broadsheet photographers captured some incredible moments right around the country, but it was this shot from Michael Woods that really struck a chord.

The response to this photograph was overwhelming. As soon as it was posted, messages came pouring in. The chord this image has struck was so deep that, with Michael, Broadsheet decided to spread the positivity of the moment by making it available to all.

Broadsheet has donated 100 per cent of the profits from the sale of It’s A Yes to MindOUT, the National LGBTI Health Alliance project that develops and delivers mental health and suicide prevention initiatives. LGBTQIA+ people are at a heightened risk of an adverse mental health diagnosis, psychological distress, self-harm and suicide.

MindOUT aims to build the capacity of the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to meet the support and wellbeing needs of LGBTQIA+ people and communities, and improve mental health outcomes.

"We see in our work the ongoing effect of a public discussion of peoples relationships, bodies, genders and feelings and this donation will assist us with helping some of those most impacted, young people," says Charlie Willbridge, national MindOUT project officer. "We know from our Youth Report that a lack of visible role models talking about mental health and social and emotional wellbeing has a significant negative impact.

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"MindOut would like to thank Broadsheet for this generous donation. These funds will help us start to address this visibility. This work will begin at our national conference in April, Health in Difference. You can find out more about that here.”

The photographic prints were framed in Victorian Ash by fine-art printers and framer Arten, which donated its time and materials. The photograph is now sold out.

It’s A Yes details
Size: 44.92cm wide x 29.95cm high (unframed)
Cost framed: $260
Cost unframed: $125
Prices include GST and shipping

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