The Project co-host Hamish Macdonald has publicly come out as gay as he made a red carpet appearance with his boyfriend Jacob Fitzroy at the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball on Thursday.
The 38-year-old journalist shared a picture of the two from the Melbourne event on Instagram.
Fans responded to the news with an outpouring of support.
“Looking so handsome gentlemen,” one commented. “Such a wonderful way to show the world that love is love.”
Throughout his career, Macdonald has been an avid supporter of LGBTQI rights. He challenged Steve Price on The Project last year over a proposed bill that would prohibit any schools from discriminating against students on the basis of their sexuality or gender.
In October, Macdonald posted on Twitter: “How would a school determine if a kid is gay? Many kids work this stuff out during their teens, or later even. Are we now saying they’d potentially be expelled during that process?”
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Prior to hosting the Network Ten show, Macdonald worked for Channel 4, ITV and Al Jazeera English.