Sydney Mardi Gras Closes In Tears With Heartwarming “Marry Me” Video

Ever wondered what it’s like to be exceptionally good looking and in search of love in Australia?

Well, apparently you hook up a lot and continuously get your heart broken when all your tricks don’t want to stick around and chat after the deed has been done.

Until the one comes along and you live happily ever after in matrimonial bliss. And your eternal happiness even manages to save your parents’ volatile marriage. Just go with it.

Such is the case in this video set to Macklemore’s “Same Love,” produced to close out the Sydney Mardi Gras festivities, envisioning a brighter future with marriage equality in the land down under.

As romanticized as it may be, it’s still pretty damn cute.

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  • yaoming

    “exceptionally good looking” is right.

  • jgrowley

    Nice video from a country 20 years behind the rest of the world in Gay Marriage

  • rickhfx

    Yes 20 years behind just like the USA.

  • Mdterp01

    Awww…that was cute!! I liked that vid. There’s a really good article that should still be up in the Gay Voices section of the Huffington Post about a guy who explains why he’s done with hooking up. I definitely went through that period in college and to my mid 20s, but eventually I got tired of meaningless sex. It was great in the moment but left me feeling so empty after awhile. I’m glad I’m settled and found the one I hope to grow old with and no longer have to deal with the whole online app and internet hooking up thing.

  • Ottoman

    @rickhfx: the US has more people living in full marriage equality jurisdictions now that DOMA is gone than any other country on earth.

  • jayj150

    @Ottoman: I agree Australia is decades behind in same-sex marriage equality, and the US has made tremendous advancements in recent years but your statement is completely misleading. MORE THAN HALF of the states have constitutional bans on same sex-marriage. The fact that DOMA is gone simply forces the federal government to recognize same sex marriage, it does NOT make it legal in those states and other jurisdictions where it still is illegal, and close to 60% of the US population still live in those jurisdictions. And even if every jurisdiction in the US allowed same sex marriage, it would still not have more marriage equality than smaller countries like Spain or Sweden simply because more people live in it.

  • Merv

    So, he’s no longer a man-whore? I’m really tired of the stereotype that all gay men are or were promiscuous. And gay people are as guilty of perpetuating it as anyone else. A lot of us never went through that stage, and never had a desire to.

  • Ottoman

    @jayj150: if my statement is misleading, name another country with more people living in full marriage equality jurisdictions than the us. NY and Cali alone have 56 million people. By your standards, if the European Union was a single country, which they’re trying to be, it also wouldn’t have full marriage equality.

    But you go ahead and continue to compare countries with 20, 30, or 50 million people to the US with 309 million. The third largest population in the world.

  • Merv

    @Ottoman: You’re mostly right, except you’re forgetting Brazil, which has over 200 million people.

  • kae

    @Merv: Apart from Brazil, and solely in terms of population within a nation state you may be correct but saying that 2 states have a population of 56m isn’t that large; Spain’s 46m, the UK 63 and France 65. Yes, the EU wouldn’t have full marriage equality but it would also have a hundred million or so people living in a better place.

    Not sure how relevant it is though… the US may not be 20 years behind any more but it certainly was a year ago and there’s a long way to go yet. I hope everyone gets there soon.

  • OzJosh

    @Merv: And I’m really tired of healthy sexuality being branded “promiscuous” by repressed, religious and judgemental people. If you can’t break out of your own outmoded moral prisons, at least refrain from judging others by your unhealthy, borrowed 1950s standards.

  • Merv

    @OzJosh: It’s only a moral prison if you’re inhibited from following your desire, not if you don’t have the desire in the first place. Assuming you’re careful about not spreading disease, I see nothing immoral about sleeping with someone at the drop of a hat. I just think it’s a waste of time, and ultimately unfulfilling. My real complaint is that I don’t like gay people always being portrayed as so superficial and sex-obsessed.

  • Ridpathos

    Who the heck tries to find a long-term relationship on Grindr?

  • Melboypete

    Hopefully one day soon Australia will endorse marriage equality, fingers crossed. Nice video by the way.

  • cmhbuck

    So, how does someone who doesn’t quite match the ideals of a man like that get his attention? Someone who wants the same things he wants? Flirting and Grindr must be done to death and dismissed out of hand …

  • viveutvivas

    Am I the only one who doesn’t really see this kind of video as inclusive? I actually have a pretty good body as well, but even I feel marginalized by this idealization of A-list gay types.

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