Tickets on sale now for the 2016 GLORIAs

In Parliament | 07.04.16


Now in their 7th year, the annual GLORIA awards night will be returning to NSW Parliament on 11 May 2016.

Organised by Penny Sharpe MLC, the GLORIAs are an annual event that shines the light on outrageous, ignorant and ridiculous comments made about our GLBTI citizens every day.

Comments across the six categories - Media, Sport, Politics / Law, Religion, International and Silliest GLBTI comment made from within the GLBTI community – are nominated by the public online.

Already this year, there have been multiple nominations for the Australian Christian Lobby, Cory Bernardi and George Christensen for their attacks on Safe Schools.

Some of the other nominations include:

  • Colorado evangelical pastor Kevin Swanson for wanting Girl Scouts put to death for being too pro-gay;
  • Boxer Manny Pacquaio for saying that same-sex couples are worse than animals;
  • The Indonesian Government for ordering WhatsApp to remove gay emojis; and
  • Texan Republican,  Steven Hotze, for claiming paedophilia is the next item on the gay agenda.

Nominations are open until 27 April 2016. Tickets will be on sale until 4 May 2016. Get yours now.
Quotes attributable to Penny Sharpe MLC

“As we gear up for a possible plebiscite on marriage equality, the GLORIAs are going to be a great chance us to get together and call out public homophobia and transphobia for what it really is.

“This year, the GLORIAs are shaping up to be a contest between Cory Bernardi and George Christensen.  

“But nominations are still open. So if you have heard, seen or read something that made you want to yell out loud, nominate it at now!”




When: Wednesday, 11 May 2016, from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Where: Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
What: A night of fun, with a serious message
Cost: $70 / $50 conc.
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