Not just another love song

Sydney is coming together to celebrate Mardi Gras. But many young Australians still face homophobia or transphobia.

We teamed up with Twenty10, a nonprofit that provides LGBTI youth with emergency housing, to create a nationwide musical collaboration to raise awareness. We asked Australians to contribute a lyric to a love song, and show that love is stronger than hate.

More than 1,000 Australians contributed to the song, including musicians like Guy Sebastian, Megan Washington and the Jezabels. We used a Google Doc to collect lyrics from multiple locations simultaneously at Fair Day. Singer-songwriter Toby Martin then chose his favourite lyrics, and turned them into a beautiful song.

Watch the story of the collaboration here:  

You can also download the song for free on Google Play. And for every time it’s downloaded until Mardi Gras ends, we’ll donate $1 to Twenty10 (up to $50,000).

As Toby sings, love is for everyone.

Posted by Andrew Ure, Communications Manager, Google Australia