Rachael Vincent talks about the emotional impact of the postal survey on same sex marriage, or marriage equality, in Australia.
It has been frightening and deeply upsetting for the GLBTQIA community to be confronted with people's level of fear and hatred.
"The license given to people to say things that would not normally be accepted."
Swastikas painted. People assaulted.
"This is a state-sanctioned homo-bashing festival."
For Rachael, a white woman quite a long way up the privilege ladder, it is an insight into what it is like to always have to fight for your rights and your identity.