Monday, May 14, 2018

'Neighbours' set to feature its first same-sex wedding

The soap Neighbours is about to become the first programme on Australian TV to show a same-sex couple tying the knot this week.

On May 18, the country’s longest-running drama, which has been on screens for 33 years, will feature a gay proposal. And the scene will be exciting, as long-term partners Aaron Brennan and David Tanaka both go to the beach with the intention of popping the question to each other.

It is a big step towards that landmark since Australia’s Parliament legalised same-sex marriage in December, following an overwhelming win for the ‘Yes’ side in the country’s postal vote.

Matt Wilson, who plays Aaron, said the relationship had a huge significance in Australia, explaining: “We get messages through Twitter and Instagram and the rest from people who are so happy that Aaron and David are a couple on television because it gives them more confidence in their lives."

And he added: “No matter what, it’s going to be special but being the first ones to do it, that just makes it even bigger.”

Congrats hunks!!! 

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