AUSTRALIA: Openly Gay Winner Of The Voice Issues Love Is Love Single To Back Marriage Equality [VIDEO]

Just in via email:

My name is Alfie Arcuri and I’m the first openly gay winner of The Voice Australia. I am big fan of your blog and it would be awesome if you had the time to share my video Love is Love.  I am a strong advocate for the gay and lesbian community and I perform and dedicate my time wherever and however I can. With the marriage equality debate currently underway in Australia, I wanted to write an uplifting anthem, as the campaign so far has been quite emotionally taxing on the community. I believe love has no boundaries –  it transcends gender, age, sexuality, class, ethnicity and race and everyone should have the right to love whoever they want.

Arcuri’s most recent single (the second clip below), which has nearly one million views, is about his first boyfriend.

  • Hank

    Alfie Arcuri….. MINE, MINE, MINE!!!!

  • bkmn

    Go Alfie! Here is to much success on many levels!

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    I believe in love, Alfie
    Without true love we just exist, Alfie
    Until you find the love you’ve missed you’re nothing, Alfie
    When you walk let your heart lead the way …

    • JCF

      …and you’ll find love any day, Alfie.

      My All Time Favorite Song.

  • AJ Drew

    I am so glad I am not that guy; can you imagine the cost of the personally-tailored clothing? No wonder he only wears t-shirts.

  • Bad Tom

    Love is love, and love wins.
    Thank you Alfie Arcuri!
    You are Australia’s hero for love.

  • Strepsi

    ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤 This will be played on a float in Pride Parades for years! Love it, thanks Alfie.
    ALFIE if you’re reading: I have met many young Australians embarrassed by the country’s super-late and backwards actions on marriage equality. But Australia is also the only place I’ve seen with Christianist nutjob politicians and activists on par with the U.S. What’s the feeling there now?

  • Rex

    Alfie, just wondering – what’s it all about?

    • Lakeview Bob

      Really? You really needed to go there?

      • Rex

        How many chances do I get to?
        What’s it all about, Bob just isn’t the same.

        • Steven B

          It got an LOL from me. I thought it was clever.

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s just for the moment we live. And for perfect beards.

    • TheManicMechanic

      That’s the real reason I came to this thread, and you stole my opportunity.

  • skyweaver

    Uplifting and beautiful. Actually have tears in my eyes, nicely done, Alfie!!

  • FAEN

    WOOF and DOUBLE WOOF.

  • Boy Elvis
    • Bluto

      I’m having whorish thoughts.

      • Todd20036

        Really? I’m merely having slutty thoughts – I’m not charging.

    • glass

      This has been playing on Gay Music Chart for a few weeks. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz7yfp-xq-b08tD6mAWwclA

    • Regan DuCasse

      I’m glad on so many levels. The man is a hella talent!! And thankfully, he can share it with the world.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Thanks Alfie. Beautiful song, beautiful message, beautiful voice and beautiful man.

  • Strepsi

    “If They Only Knew” was so lovely and touching on a lot of levels. We’ve all been that yearning 3rd wheel. But secretly I feel like it’s the origin story of the girl becoming a faghag ;))

  • Bambino

    He bulk up quite a bit. I was watching his season. A very shy and introverted guy. He was on Team Delta Goodrem.

  • WhitewaterDave

    I’m going to listen to them tonight. I’m still brittle from my Husbear’s passing and I really don’t want to be bawling my eyes out at 8:47am…

    • Webster

      My warm thoughts are with you…stay strong.

    • Rex

      Hugs.

    • TuuxKabin

      My/our condolences. May he rest in eternal peace and love. So sorry for your loss.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Big Bear Hugs sweety.

    • John30013

      I’m sorry for the loss of your husbear. {{{Hugs}}}

    • Bambino
      • Dean

        So sorry for your loss.

    • TheManicMechanic

      *hugs*

    • edrex

      i’m so sorry. much love to you. please allow us to be as much support as possible.

    • Bluto
    • zherazhera

      Oh no! So sorry for your loss Dave. Warm cyber hugs from Norway. ❤

    • CharlestonDave

      I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. In remembering your loved one, remember the time you spent together was surely a joy that filled part of his life as well as yours. So you did help him to live a more full, loving, and joyful life. Be strong, and know others care for you.

      • Galvestonian

        As long as you remember him and remember the love that he gave you and the times you had together … he’ll be there. Love can’t be erased, can’t be forgotten. Hold on to the memories.

    • misterjack

      Big hug

    • Cackalaquiano

      So sorry to hear this. If it ever helps to share your favorite memories of your man, you’ve got a whole community of allies right here ready to listen and celebrate his life with you. Peace.

    • Gregory B

      My condolences. May his memory be a blessing to you.

    • Robincho

      I bid you a sad welcome to the club that wishes it had no members — Widowhood…

    • Todd Allis

      Many hugs for you.

    • Mark

      Big hugs to you Dave…..

    • WhitewaterDave

      OK, now I’m crying my eyes out! Thank you all so much for your condolences. I’m just trying to put one foot in front of the other. It gets a little easier every day. I love my people…

      • Regan DuCasse

        It’s all heartfelt, brother. I love your people too.
        I can’t imagine going what you’re going through. But sharing your pain was a strong thing to do. And you’ll know kindness and empathy after all.

    • wds

      >HUGE bear hug< … so sorry to hear that — Very sorry …

    • Rick Hammond

      When mine passed I took solace in the belief that I will see him again. I am not a faithful person per se but I needed to believe that to get through the dark. So very sorry for your loss. Peace.

    • Regan DuCasse

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Truly.
      You take care.

  • ChiTownGuy

    Simply. Beautiful.

  • Webster

    Forbidden love–the stuff of songs and symphonies for centuries…
    https://wordsworth.org.uk/blog/2017/10/23/becoming-manfred-tchaikovsky-and-byron/

  • FAEN

    When he smiles he reminds me a little of Marin Cilic.

  • Chris Gardner

    Wow, the second one is my fav. Beautiful.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Now that’s what it’s all about.

  • EqualityForAll

    If They Only Knew – what a beautiful and heart-felt song. Who amongst has never been in that situation?

    • Galvestonian

      I was in my teens – he was 4 years older and played football, his nickname was ‘horse’ – I had him for 5 years until he went off to VMI and eventually the Army – I enlisted in the Navy and I heard later that he married. I never saw him again. I still love the bastard. He was my first love.

  • zherazhera

    Congrats on winning, Alfie! We are all hoping for Australia to join the ranks of equal rights. 💋

  • Bj Lincoln

    Love them both! The second one had me misty by the end. Who among us haven’t been there.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Voices of sanity and promotion of loving acceptance will always win. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1dcc633b63341225e626df8248fdfb60937bd1c2f5d0b54b09df5465d2b62cd8.png

    • Barry William Teske

      ^^^THIS^^^

  • Gianni

    A beautiful song from a beautiful Italian.

  • JCF

    Down, boys! ;-/