It’s 2017 and some Australians still can’t marry the person they love… Why Not?
YMCA Australia is hoping that Boy George‘s cover of YMCA will help the organization raise money for its Why Not? campaign. It will raise awareness of “issues young people are facing today,” including that their battle for marriage equality.
Boy George was stunned to learn Australians were still fighting for their right to marry who they love. And for some reason, it’s taken nearly 40 years for any branch of the YMCA ANYWHERE to capitalize on the 70s classic.
Melinda Crole, CEO of YMCA Australia said
“It was a challenging conversation for us as leaders – the baby boomers and Gen X, We have to let go – it wasn’t about what we thought. It was about the young people.
Research shows an overwhelming link between marriage equality and mental health – we are prepared to stand up for that.“
Crole told the Guardian she did not consult with any Christian organizations before agreeing to the collaboration. FYI, YMCA is an acronym for Young Men’s Christian Organization.
The YMCA says more than 10,000 people have been reached so far as part of its Why Not? campaign.
And not to worry, here’s The Village People‘s original recipe!
(via LGBTQ Nation)