8 Aussie LGBTQ Legends You Need To Have On Your Radar
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With the upcoming same-sex marriage postal plebiscite hot on our heels we decided that now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on some heroes of the Aussies LGBTQ community. Because if there's one thing we need right now it's some bold advocates to spread the good word...love is love.
This self-described “comedy boy, actor, host, commerce/theatre student, sex symbol” is hands-down one of the funniest comedians out right now. Whether he’s making fun of rich Sydney millennials or upstaging Samantha Jade, his constant supply of videos is never a miss. He has also used his sharp comedic wit to make some great political commentary about same sex marriage and legalising it.
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This YouTuber-turned-singer has one of the most unique voices in pop music. Named by TIME as one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, this 22-year-old has achieved worldwide success, including collaborations with Martin Garrix, Alessia Cara & Tkay Maidza. He has also worked with his mother, Laurelle Mellet, to peititon the continued funding for Safe Schools programmes in Australia.
This singer/songwriter/queen of high notes has been slaying ever since her debut in ‘01. She’s also been an advocate for the LGBT community saying, "I've always dated boys and girls and anything in between. I don't care what gender you are, it's about people I've always been well, flexible is the word I would use." Well said Sia, well said.
This former MTV VJ is perhaps best known today for her role on the LGBTQ-positive Netflix television series Orange Is The New Black. She’s also dating Jess Origliasso from the Veronicas and tbh, we cannot think of a hotter couple.
The ‘Scar’ singer has quite a few hits under her belt, with seven ARIAs sitting on her bookshelf at home. Aside from coming out as openly bisexual in 2004, Missy is an advocate for everything that’s right in the world. She’s very passionate about animal rights and the environment. Yaaassss kweeeen.
You might recognise this comedian from his stand up, the TV series Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation or Please Like Me, and if you do, you’ll know he’s hilarious. Pumping out four seasons of what is essentially his life, his ABC TV series was so good it was nominated for an Emmy Award! It’s also possibly the most relatable TV series ever as it talks about all the issues we as a generation deal with on a daily basis.
Better known as Sharon from the timeless TV classic Kath & Kim, this actress has cemented her place in Australia's hall of fame. She has also been polled as Australia’s most recognized and trusted personality, twice. The comedian also often addresses the media with impassioned plea's to the public to legalise gay marriage.
This retired swimmer once had all eyes on him at the 2000 Olympic Games. Winning multiple Gold medals, Ian has a swimming-pool named after him and a Young Australian of the Year title under his belt. He’s also a gay icon now, with his recognisable “Enrol Now” ads broadcasted all over the internet.
- Haydn Hickson.
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