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WATCH: First ever same-sex dance routine on So You Think You Can Dance

WATCH: First ever same-sex dance routine on So You Think You Can Dance

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:15 Written by // Sabine Brix

The U.S. reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance has featured its first same sex dance routine.

Openly gay dancer Travis Wall choreographed the performance which comprised of two males and two females who danced with one another to Bette Midler's song Wind Beneath My Wings.

The idea to feature same sex couples dancing on the show was initially raised three years ago when Portia de Rossi was asked to dance however she declined the offer and the idea seemed to fall flat.

Watch the performance

Other producers took more of a conservative approach when presented with the notion of a same sex dance routine. Senior producer Deena Katz was quoted as saying: "This is not a social dancing show, it's a dancing competition. A man should dance with a woman, no matter what your sexual orientation, in a ballroom."

In a post show tweet,Travis Wall expressed what many undoubtedly would have felt when viewing in their loungerooms by simply typing #equality and posting the below photo.


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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