This Australian flash mob for same-sex marriage will fill you with joy

Vimeo

If this doesn’t get Australians voting ‘Yes’ we don’t know what will!

As the country down under takes part in an ongoing postal vote on same-sex marriage, things have gotten ugly, with priests declaring ‘all gays should be shot’ and MPs telling LGBT+ people to “stop being delicate little flowers”.

Related: Gay student campaigns against same-sex marriage, says it will “destroy” Australia

Which is why this marriage equality flash mob in Melbourne is a much needed bit of light relief.

Beginning with a rendition of Macklemore and Mary Lambert’s same-sex marriage anthem Same Love by a lone singer, the square is quickly filled with almost 50 brightly-coloured dancers busting a move for equal rights.

The performance features a string of appropriately gay anthems, including Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Kylie Minogue’s All The Lovers, and the Scissor Sisters’ Let’s Have a Kiki.

But the best part is saved for the finale, a show-stopping lip sync to Heather Smalls’ Proud by Leasa Mann – because what good is a flash mob without a drag queen in a shimmering rainbow dress to lead it?

“Love is in the air! Because marriage equality is about people and love,” videographer Jackson Raine wrote.

“This performance was produced to spread the message of hope to LGBTI people that Australia will say YES to equal rights. Yes to marriage equality. If you haven’t yet voted do it now.”

Watch the brilliant performance below.

Comments

More

Cynthia Nixon is “so proud” her son has come out as transgender

Adam Rippon felt “so liberated” posing nude for ESPN’s Body Issue

Watch Lady Gaga make a surprise appearance at New York City Pride

Madonna pays homage to the LGBTQ community: “For me, Pride Month is every month”

These elderly lesbians have the best reactions to Hayley Kiyoko’s music

New Republican backed bill in Ohio is set to make things a lot harder for the state’s transgender youth

South African court sentences pastor who spread anti-LGBTQ hatred

Tan France reveals how doing Queer Eye has brought him closer to his family

Press enter to search