Voice for Equality: Kylie Minogue
July 06, 2010
Kylie Minogue is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera "Neighbours" before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, "Locomotion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. Minogue returned to prominence in 2000 with the single "Spinning Around" and the dance-oriented album "Light Years", and she performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her music videos showed a more sexually provocative and flirtatious personality and several hit singles followed. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number one in more than 40 countries, and the album Fever (2001) was a hit throughout the world, including the United States, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition.
As reported on thegaymarriageblog.com in June of 2010:
"In a move they may alienate the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the 40% of Australians who say they oppose equality, the 20% of Minogue’s fans who are not homosexual and the 10% of Australians who go to church after the Christmas lights are taken down, Minogue has told the million-strong crowd at Madrid Pride and samesame.com.au what she really thinks about the [so-called] radicals pushing for the freedom to marry:
"'Well, I think it should be allowed! I mean, how many countries have caught up with it by now? The earth didn’t cave in. If it’s love, it’s love. And that’s it. That’s all that matters.'
"Frankly, The Gay Marriage Blog could not have put it better than Britain’s most influential celebrity and Australia’s favourite songstress." [Link]
Freedom to Marry salutes Kylie Minogue as a Voice for Equality.