Lachlan Beaton has caused more of a stir than I think he intended with his recent video telling of his struggles to accept his sexuality. Lachlan used to play Aussie Rules Football at Melbourne University and in this touching video details the pain and suffering he felt, that lots of us feel, when we realise we are gay and expect to be cast aside by friends and family should they find out.

The video has been shared on many sites and Lachlan has become a bit of a poster boy for the fight for Marriage Equality here after he followed up with a beautifully written Open Letter to our Prime Minister, The Dishonourable Backward-thinking Tony Abbott.

The video is worth the watch and the open letter is definitely worth reading. Lachlan isn’t specifically focused on being able to get married, but rather sending a message to people struggling that they are equal, loved and ok.