FEATURED: Greg Gould | Instagram
We reported that on Saturday, January 21, that beloved LGBTQIA+ athlete and advocate, Simon Dunn had died, aged 35. He left in his wake a community that pays tribute to his memory, including Australian singer Greg Gould.
Greg has produced a song and accompanying music video called Save Me A Seat that he has dedicated to Simon Dunn.
“Fly, and save me a seat up high…”
Simon was a dedicated advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and spent his life committed to bettering his community. He was an ambassador for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Australia’s longest-running HIV charity, and GiveOut Day. He was outspoken on the issue of homophobia in sport. Simon also partnered with the UK’s Terrence Higgs Trust to helm a public awareness campaign encouraging gay men to test for HIV.
In Greg’s new music video, he invites people who Simon had an impact on to join him in celebrating his life and honouring his legacy through song.
“To say I was saddened and heartbroken when Simon passed is an understatement,” says Gould to the Star Observer. “I loved Simon – he was always someone I could talk to and count on to give me great advice, he was a really supportive friend both professionally and personally.”
Two big names joining Greg Gould in the Save Me A Seat music video were Ian Roberts, rugby’s first publicly out player, and iconic media personality Richard Reid. All funds raised from downloads of Save Me A Seat will be donated to the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation as the official anthem for Give OUT Day 2023.