Now in its 8th year, The GLORIAs are an annual event hosted by Penny Sharpe MLC to shine a light on the most Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comments directed at the LGBTI community.
“Every day LGBTI people and their families are subject to homophobic and transphobic comments from people in public life,” said Ms Sharpe. “These awards are a chance to turn the tables and put the focus back on to those people making discriminatory comments.”
This year awards will be given in six categories – International, Media, Politics, Religion, Sport and Silliest LGBTI comment made from within the LGBTI community – with the Golden GLORIA, for the worst comment of the year, decided by those attending the awards via a boo off. The judge’s determination will be final.
Last year, the boo-off decided that the 2016 Golden GLORIA went to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for “effectively saying nothing to help defend the LGBTI community from attacks on Safe Schools, and for refusing to overturn the unnecessary, inappropriate, wasteful and divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.”
The GLORIAs will be held at the Parliament of NSW on Wednesday 24 May commencing at 6.30pm. Tickets are now on sale. For more information and bookings, visit: www.theglorias.com.au for details.
Image: Penny Sharpe MLC