Say “I Do” Down Under.
Australia’s biggest pop stars use their wins to fight for LGBT equality.
Last night (Nov 22) was the night of the 2016 ARIA Music Awards (Australia’s Grammys, basically) but the musicians used it to celebrate LGBT love and campaign for marriage equality in the country.
Kylie Minogue and fiancé Joshua Sasse made a touching speech while sporting t-shirts declaring “Say ‘I Do’ Down Under” with a rainbow-colored map of Australia.
“You have a voice. If we all stand together, we can bring Australia back on the right side of history and make 2017 the year that we all say, ‘I do’, Down Under.” Sasse said before the couple introduced Troye Sivan’s performance.
Sivan got involved during his award acceptance speeches as he dedicated his wins to LGBT youth, saying: ““This is for every gay Australian kid who wants to make music, you can do it and win an ARIA too.”
And while Sia wasn’t in attendance, an Australian marriage equality activist Angie Green accepted the Best Female Artist award on her behalf.
Watch Troye thank his fans for his award wins below.
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) November 23, 2016