AUSTRALIA: Gay Icon Kylie Minogue Slams “Backward” Homeland For Dragging Feet On Same-Sex Marriage

Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports:

Kylie Minogue and fiance Joshua Sasse have confirmed their support for marriage equality in Australia as it continues to dominate political debate.

Minogue, a gay icon, has noted how “backward” Australia is on the same-sex marriage issue, stating that “the earth didn’t cave in” in other countries where it is now legal and that “love is love.”

Her actor fiance Sasse has been outspoken on the topic on his social media platforms, even comparing Australia’s slow progress on same-sex marriage with Mauritania abolishing slavery. “He loves Australia,” Minogue said.

“He’s so adamant to fight for gay rights in Australia and it’s coming from the most genuine place. He just can’t fathom that same sex marriage hasn’t been legalised and of course I back him up on that, we are waiting for it to happen.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Of course Galavant believes in equality.

  • AW

    OT slightly but Kylie is 20 years his senior… get it!

  • Joseph Miceli

    She has ALWAYS been a fervent ally. Beautiful woman, inside and out.

    • Cuberly

      True….but please don’t play that one ear-worm song of her’s it’ll be in my head all day.

    • Robincho

      And, presumably, not on foodstamps either. Mr. Sassyboy must pretty much have everything he could ever want or need. With the exception of my warm companionship of a snowy winter’s evening…

  • Henry Auvil

    About that fiance, Kylie… WOOF!!!!!!

  • David L. Caster

    It did surprise me that the US got marriage equality before Australia.

  • The slow progress truly is infuriating….marriage equality is NOT a threat and only serves to strengthen marriage and family. enough with hiding behind sending it to a public vote….the people elect a parliament to pass laws and they can and should do just that.

    • Joseph Miceli

      They know in Australia that the votes for equality are there, the conservative government is just dragging their feet to delay it as long as possible. Pure animus.

      • Indeed and at this point they can no longer hide behind the claim that same sex marriage is unknown and we must be cautious of unexpected consequences. They oppose same sex marriage becasue if gay people can get married it is hard for them to say that homosexuality is inferior and less deserving.

  • Bluto

    Off with his shirt!

    • BlueberriesForMe

      Without knowing anything about him, I must say he is quite an attractive gentleman. I love the handkerfchief.

      • Jonty Coppersmith

        You must have missed the tv show Galavant.

        • David Milley

          Ol’ Joshua’s becoming something of a gay icon on his own — er — merits.

          • Jeffrey

            I would lick every inch of those merits.

        • BlueberriesForMe

          Yes, I hadn’t heard of it but will remember it now :=).

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Pants too !

      • GanymedeRenard

        Underpants as well!!

        • GanymedeRenard
          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            1000 blessings to you !!

          • GanymedeRenard

            You’re welcome. 😉

          • BearEyes

            oh my!

          • FAEN

            Thank you baby Jeebus!! 😈😈😈

          • GanymedeRenard

            You’re welcome, daddy! 😉

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    • another_steve

      Lol. So I read Joe’s post and said to myself, “Hmm…I’ll resist the temptation to be superficial and lascivious and simply won’t comment in that way. No no no, I’ll be good and won’t do that.”

      Then I began reading the comment thread and…voila!

      (Thanks, Bluto. 😉

  • james1200

    I love her and her music to death. Imagine my (pleasant) surprise when my friend and I saw her in “San Andreas” last year. She has a cameo where she plays this bitchy businesswoman interviewing the The Rock’s wife in a skyscraper when the big earthquake hits. She screams “get outta my way” at the woman before falling to her death, lol. We were the only ones in the theater who were laughing; I guess nobody else got it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8x6LP3gXCk

    • Joseph Miceli

      She did a guest spot on a Dr. Who Christmas special awhile back opposite David Tennant and she was absolutely brilliant! She can really act!

      • james1200

        I remember!

      • Herald

        That was a great episode and she was fantastic!

      • kelven

        We were hoping she would become the new companion -alas, it was not meant to be. “sniff”

        • Joseph Miceli

          I remember . That would’ve been epic !!!

      • Ron

        She was a well known actor in Neighbors before she became a singer.

    • That looks scary. I want to watch that movie now.

      • james1200

        Not scary, really. It’s the usual disaster movie but with really good effects. The wave destroying San Franciso is what the widescreen was made for.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • james1200

        LMAO! She looks like a baby! Christ, what a survivor!!

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I loved the Tiffany vs Debbie Gibson Mall Wars too. Where are THEY now !?!

          • james1200

            Dead? Eaten by Britney Spears?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Working at an Orange Julious. One of them became assistant manager, but I forget which. It’s what people are saying anyway…

          • james1200

            They work at the same Orange Julius, lol? One of the best jokes at the Rob Lowe roast last night was directed at that dude from Karate Kid, Ralph Machhio, when they said that it’s a good thing he learned to “wax on, wax off because it prepared him to work at a car wash”, lol! So cruel, and oh, so funny! They also really brutalized Ann Coulter, which was the best thing about last night. Even sweet little Jewel said something like “as a feminist, I can’t agree with what’s being said about Ann Coulter but as someone who hates Ann Coulter, I applaud it”.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            LOL HA HA HA HA !! – Wished I would have watched that.

            I remember Ralph – he gave me a boner once !

          • james1200

            They’ll rerun it a million times.

          • Robincho

            In person?…

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Sorta. He was in town for a promo, and I think he got a hard promo that night.

          • Robincho

            It must be so freeing, in a way, to be able to be one of the roasters and get up, in front of about a squillion people, turn right to Coultergeist, and basically call her a snatchet-faced hatch. I imagine it’d be sorta like passing toxins, or whatevz.

    • BobSF_94117

      That is some serious disaster porn. How in the world did I miss it?

      • james1200

        For shame! One always makes the time to watch disaster porn when the good people of Hollywood take the time, and 300 million dollars, to make one for us. You’re almost unpatriotic!

  • bkmn

    Equality will come Kylie and thanks for all you do and have done.

  • Ninja0980

    The person that still angers me the most in all of this is Julia Gillard, who threw the LGBT population there overboard for power she wasn’t able to keep.
    How did that work out for you pathetic *#(!

    • And now Malcolm Turnbull is on the path for doing the exact same thing, repeating the same mistakes of others.

    • Aussie Dave

      As much as I feel Gillard was very successful as PM, in spite of the hung parliament and the sexism thrown at her, I still can’t forgive her for failing to even try and enact marriage equality and her pandering to the ACL.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • PickyPecker

      Heros are born every day!

      • Todd20036

        They’re also made at Subways and Quiznos.

    • Rex

      That would be a horrifying thought a couple days ago, now it’s just downright gross.

      • OdieDenCO

        better quality pillow talk though

        • Rex

          Phyllis, you’re oddly quiet tonight…

    • Jay George

      Probably overheard a demonic command from Hell.

    • fuzzybits

      They better check the dumpster out back.

      • William

        For Phyllis?

    • james1200

      I’m sorry about her death. I’m sorry for The Devil. He doesn’t deserve this.

      • Todd20036

        He’ll have fun. He “lives” for moments like this.

    • StraightGrandmother

      I wish they would keep shouting out “Pepe” at Trumps rallies

  • Cuberly

    lol…sorry, had to. It’s one of my fav episodes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WSGJ8KwKMs

  • EweTaw

    Just have to qualify that this person (nice as she is) is a gay icon only to a particular strata of the LGBT community. For example, I’ve heard her name, but I’ve never heard or seen her perform and until today I assumed she was black. Color me surprised. However, yes. Her words ring true. Australia definitely needs to kick itself in the ass and get equal marriage done ASAP!

    • William

      She was on Doctor Who once.

      • Treant

        Oh, right! Wasn’t she Astrid on the Titanic Christmas episode?

      • EweTaw

        I’m basically familiar with the David Tennant episodes. I was stuck in bed recovering from surgery and stuff one year and watched what was on. But that’s about it. I really am surprised to see that she’s white and from Australia. But she seems entertaining and funny. I now know to keep an eye out for her.

    • OCW

      Oh thank god. I was a’skeered I might not be gay after all, because the only thing I know about her is from AbFab references.

      • WNY

        She was the Green Fairy in Moulin Rouge after the characters drink the Absinthe

    • Captain Obvious

      I’ve always loved her music, even here in Podunk, OH. She’s made some really interesting videos too…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vqob-MljQ

  • band

    Who?

  • GanymedeRenard

    Just for fun (and thank you and your hot fiancé for your support, Ms. Minogue!):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqtzMue6Izw

  • Rex

    I’d be smiling too if I had that eye candy on my arm.

  • M Jackson

    I’ll be able to better express my gratitude
    once I STOP SWOONING.

  • WIGuy

    Galavant!

  • Captain Obvious

    Pulchritudinous gent there.

  • CottonBlimp

    Slightly o/t, but if you haven’t seen it, the video for Come Into My World is a work of art and one of the best music videos ever made.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vqob-MljQ

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