“If you don’t want to see me dancing with somebody,” then you’d better skip Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, because Dua Lipa has just been announced as the 2020 headliner. She really just keep giving the gays everything they want!
The British pop star, whose new song “Don't Start Now” is the disco-banger we’ve been begging the popgirls for for years, was announced this week as headliner for Sydney’s queer Mardi Gras celebration on February 29, 2020. “I am so excited to come down to Sydney this February for the LGBTQ Mardi Gras it’s gonna be so massive, see you in 2020,” Lipa said in a statement, according to Gay Times.
In her short but wildly successful career, Lipa has been vocal about her support for queer folks — she knows where her streams come from. Last September, the singer was brought to tears when her LGBTQ+ fans were dragged out of her Shanghai concert by the police.
“I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,” she said at the time. “I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time. We have only a few more songs. I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”
Later, the singer shared a message of strength on social media. “I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show. What you did takes a lot of bravery. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved.” She promised to return to Shanghai “when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.”
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will play host to WorldPride in 2023.