One of Australia’s most beloved and respected comedians Adam Hills lent his support to gay marriage last week when he spoke to lesbian couple Elyse and Rebecca, who were in the audience for Hills’ show Adam Hills in Gordon St. Tonight on ABC1.
After revealing that the issue of gay marriage would be the number one thing changed in Australia by his audience were they Prime Minister, Hills told the couple that although it wouldn’t be a legal union – being only “a mere TV host,” in his words – he could offer the two a “TV wedding.”
On this week’s episode, Hills spoke to Elyse and Rebecca once again to let them know that a controversy had arisen over their TV wedding: it turns out that a lot of gay couples wanted a TV wedding as well, and had let Adam and the show know about it.
The TV wedding has now been expanded to what is being described as a “mass gay wedding” in which Hills plans to “marry” as many gay couples as possible. It looks set to be an extraordinary event planned for Monday 26 March.
The official Adam Hills in Gordon St. Tonight Facebook page posted this update shortly after Hills’ announcement:
“To join our Mass Gay TV Wedding on March 26, email email@example.com – include your contact details and a pic of the happy couple!”
Hills, 41, is straight, but has been a continued supporter of the GLBT community, particularly within the field of comedy.
His sidekick on Gordon St. is out-lesbian comic Hannah Gadsby, whom we can bet will be a part of the mass gay wedding in some way.
What do you think? Is Adam’s mass gay wedding just a laugh? Or will it assist the wider Australian community in paying attention? Let us know!