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Lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby secretly got married in January & fans couldn’t be happier for her

Lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby secretly got married in January & fans couldn’t be happier for her
Photo: Hannah Gadsby, Twitter

Lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby, who gained stardom after the release of her award-winning Netflix special Nanette, announced Wednesday on Instagram that she got married in January.

“I would like to introduce all y’all to Jenney Shamash,” Gadsby wrote beneath a picture of the two of them eating ice cream.

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“She is a producer extraordinaire. She is very funny and is really talented at reciting facts. It is a joy to behold. We got married in January and we are very chuffed about it.”

“For the record: this is me gushing. I am full of very positive feelings. This is a nice story. My heart felt thanks to everybody who voted for marriage equality.”

Gadsby’s wife, Shamash, was a producer on Gadsby’s second Netflix special, Douglas.

Australia legalized marriage equality in 2017. As the law was being debated, Gadsby wrote a passionate Facebook post condemning the need to debate at all.

“I don’t want young kids to hear the kind of horrific bile I was forced to listen to in the 1990s when Tasmania [the state Gadsby grew up in] debated on whether to legalize homosexuality,” she wrote.

“For many, the debate was theatre. For me, it made me hate myself so deeply I have never been able to develop an aptitude for relationships.”

In her comedy, Gadsby speaks openly about enduring homophobia throughout her life, which for fans, may make the marriage feel especially sweet.

Fans across social media rejoiced at the happy news, both congratulating Gadsby and thanking her for being an inspiration to others.

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