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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

GOSSIP's BETH DITTO Signs pledge in support of equal marriage!


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GOSSIP's BETH DITTO Signs pledge in support of equal marriage!

 Just a Ball Game? caught up with Patrons GOSSIP on tour a couple of weeks ago and on attending the show wearing an Equal Marriage Scotland t-shirt director Lindsay England saw it commandeered by singer Beth Ditto who promptly dressed in the shirt for the remainder of the set. Here’s the story with pictures and links to the video
 
Link to Beth Ditto of Gossip wearing equal marriage Scotland t-shirt.




 

As the USA turned out to vote and LGBT campaigners across the Atlantic marched through the streets of Paris in favour of legislation on equal marriage this week, alternative music fans in the French capital attending 2 sold out GOSSIP shows were privy to singer Beth Ditto showing support for LGBT equality while singing 'gay anthem' Standing in the Way of Control when she asked a friend in the audience to hand her an EQUAL MARRIAGE SCOTLAND t-shirt, which was held up and then promptly worn generating loud cheers from all present. The lyrics were also extended to include a Nina Simone quote:

 

 “YOU DON'T HAVE

TO LIVE NEXT TO ME

 JUST GIVE ME MY

 EQUALITY..................”

* Ladyfest 2001 Glasgow Scotland became the then little known American disco punk indie funk fusion band's first ever UK live performance.

 * Standing in the Way of Control was written as a response to the Federal Marriage Amendment which would have constitutionally outlawed same-sex marriage in the United States. Beth says of the song: “Nobody in the States was that surprised or shocked by what Bush did, but it made everyone I know feel helpless and cheated. I wrote the chorus to try and encourage people not to give up. It’s a scary time for civil rights, but I really believe the only way to survive is to stick together and keep fighting.”

* SITWOC was re-released as it charted mainstream as the theme to teenage drama SKINS.

 

 



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