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This Aussie Artist’s New Music Video Documents Recent Moments in Queer History

Each year, Pride Month is a time to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, and one out Australian singer-songwriter has done just that in a newly released music video. Ben Hazlewood today unveils the music video for his track “Darkest Hour,” which appears on his latest EP, Eos, released this year.

In the video for “Darkest Hour,” which Hazlewood will be performing live today in Australia at a special Pride Month LGBT ceremony, various events in recent LGBTQ history are highlighted. They are coupled with footage of real-life queer couples and individuals. The result is a look at where we came from, where we’re going, and proof that love will always prevail.

Included in the video’s montage are scenes from Orlando following the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. The one-year anniversary of the lethal attack was June 12, and it’s a sad day in history that has been on the minds of many.

Other moments captured in the montage music video include recent footage of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras; Los Angeles protests against Proposition 8, which effectively disallowed same-sex marriage in the state of California; a Seattle Pride parade; a White House lit up in the colors of the rainbow (something that won’t happen again anytime soon); a Sacramento gay marriage rally; and tons of dated footage of queer protests, marches and various other Pride events.

“This song is a reminder that through the darkness there is still light and strength within you to keep the fight alive,” says Hazlewood. “The video is a celebration of the LGBT community and everything that’s been achieved throughout the years working together to support each other as a community. A tribute to all the people that have paved the way for the future generations to grow and live with more love, understanding and acceptance.”

Watch the video for Ben Hazlewood’s “Darkest Hour” below:

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