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London hosts largest ever rally for same-sex marriage in Australia

Sexy performers and audience members screamed: 'Australia, vote yes!'

London hosts largest ever rally for same-sex marriage in Australia
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London hosts rally for Australian marriage equality

A group of sexy performers and a huge audience staged the biggest ever London rally for marriage equality in Australia.

Hit show Briefs: Close Encounters held a special protest for same-sex marriage last night (12 September) after a naked knock-out performance.

Briefs is an Australian boylesque circus extravaganza – think Magic Mike crossed with Cirque du Soleil.

In light of a divisive public vote on same-sex marriage, Briefs producers timed the protest with the first day of postal votes being mailed out to the Australian public.

Briefs creator and host extraordinaire Fez Faanana said: ‘The world needs to put the pressure on and Australians all over the world need to fight for the chance to have their say.’

Fez Faanana rallying the audience

He continued: ‘Australia is a land with a difficult history of inequality and now is the time to continue moving forward and managing this turbulence.

‘It breaks my heart to think about the potential negative impact on individuals, young people, couples, families and communities in Australia,’ he said.

‘Australia vote yes!’

‘We’re gathered here tonight… to send a bit of love,’ Faanana said.

‘Look how many people care about it – this is a Tuesday night and it’s raining,’ he joked.

Faanana then encouraged the audience to scream ‘Australia vote yes!’

Aerialist and Briefs performer Thomas Worrell would love to marry his long-term partner in Australia.

Worrell said: ‘Being in a same sex relationship, engaged and unable to marry while the entire country debates my rights is a complicated and difficult situation.

‘Being on the other side of the world and feeling removed from it all is even more challenging.

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Thomas Worrell

Worrell believes the protest is a chance for Australians living overseas to add their voice to the mix.

He said Australian same-sex couples marry overseas, only to have their marriage not recognized in Australia.

He also said the rally is a ‘a way to come together and celebrate equal love.’

Plebiscite dates to note

Australians will start to receive postal votes in the coming weeks.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will send out 600,000 votes per day to all eligible Australians enrolled to vote.

A staggering 90,000 Australians enrolled to vote as a result of the plebiscite.

Australians should send their postal votes back as soon as possible, and before 27 October. Results released 15 November.


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