Troye Sivan’s “Heaven” Video Is A Timely Reminder Of LGBTQ Resistance

A tribute to the gay rights campaigners who paved the way.

January 19, 2017

Troye Sivan has shared a moving video for his single "Heaven" featuring Betty Who. The black and white clip shows Sivan performing the song in the rain and while being held in an anonymous man's arms. This is then cut with archive footage of gay rights protests including clips of Harvey Milk, and from the ACT UP protests of the '80s and '90s.

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According to a rep, Sivan was originally going to release the video tomorrow, January 20, to coincide with Donald Trump's inauguration. However, he brought it forward a day due to an overwhelming response from fans to teasers for the clip.

In a press release, Sivan said: “We have always been here. We will always be here. This video is dedicated to all who’ve come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight. In dark and light times, let’s love forever.”

"Heaven" features on Sivan's debut album Blue Neighbourhood. Check out the video above.

Troye Sivan’s “Heaven” Video Is A Timely Reminder Of LGBTQ Resistance