Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the largest gay events in the world, drawing crowds in the hundreds of thousands.
So naturally, it also attracts haters.
Because where there is fun, there will be people trying to ruin said fun. We’re pretty sure it’s one of Newton’s three laws.
But one antigay
preacher douchebag was no match for Axel Winter and his rousing rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s immortal hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
In the clip below, watch as the crowd cheers Alex on like a hero as he turns a potentially uncomfortable situation into the celebration that the day deserved to be.
“He was saying hateful things towards gay people themselves. He said at one point “today is the day that God hates you most,” he told Gay Star News.
That’s when Alex and his friends decided to set up their equipment right behind him.
He also changes one of the lyrics to “some boys take a beautiful boy and hide her away,” which the self-described straight singer says is a nod to the transgender community.
“In that line, I’m speaking of a man loving a transgender girl that is a boy,” he said.
Watch the clip below, and be sure to toss him some coinage if you see him out there: