Mika Will Headline Free Marriage Equality Concert

Mika-at-Observer-Music-Monthly-mika-8030596-450-573Ooh la la! Out pop star Mika, whose recent “Popular Song” was instantly adopted as an anti-bullying anthem, will continue to lend his voice to the struggle for global LGBT equality by performing at a concert in Paris.

France legalized same-sex marriage in April and the free celebratory concert had originally been planned for May 17 to also mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (also known by its acronym IDAHO — say it aloud). However, due to scheduling problems it will now take place May 21. Mika, who officially confirmed his sexual orientation last year, will headline the show at Paris’ Place de la Bastille.

A national march is planned for May 26 despite polls that indicate the majority of French people are tired of the demonstrations and call for an end to the opposition to the law which was passed recently in the French Parliament.