Singer Greg Gould has released a powerful new cover of George Michael’s ‘Freedom’, with a video featuring Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster as well as NRL player Ian Roberts.
Known for his duet version of ‘Don’t Let Go’ with En Vogue lead singer Maxine Jones, Gould released the new song to support marriage equality.
“I really struggled not being in Australia with my community at the time,” he said.
Christine Forster stars in the video alongside her real-life partner of 10 years, Virginia Edwards.
“It’s about having the same rights, the same protection and the same recognition as everybody else,” said Forster.
“Marriage is the bedrock of our society. Freedom is being able to marry the person you love, it’s that simple.”
Ian Roberts also stars as a homophobic father.
“I’ve recently had four friends commit suicide because they have struggled with who they are,” said Roberts.
“It’s not about marriage. It’s about saving lives and letting young people know that they are okay.”
Trans advocate Katherine Wolfgramme also participated in the video, wanting to make people aware that the issue of marriage equality also affects trans people depending on the gender marker on their birth certificate.
“Freedom is being able to marry the person you love, regardless of gender,” she said.