MEDIA RELEASE: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL GLORIAs
(Gay & Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comment Awards)
Launching the third annual the GLORIA awards today, NSW Labor MLC Penny Sharpe asked the public to nominate the most outrageous, ridiculous or ignorant homophobic or transphobic comment they had read or seen about the GLBTI* community in the past year.
Held on the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) which is 17 May each year, the GLORIAs are modelled on former NSW MP Meredith Burgmann’s annual Ernie awards for sexist comments.
“Every day there are public comments about people in the GLBTI community that are ignorant, unhelpful and sometimes downright dangerous.