Winners of the 2016 GLORIAs Awards!


The 2016 Golden GLORIA went to:

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 & divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.

And after almost 300 votes, the winners in each of the categories were:

INTERNATIONAL
Marco Rubio for saying that gay adoption is a “social experiment,” and children would be better off orphaned.

MEDIA
2CH’s evening host Kel Richards who said on radio: “You really are doing something really dangerous and really terrible to those children.” According to him, the Safe Schools program is “an attempt to sexualise and recruit children for the gay and lesbian movement.” He sums it up as “disgusting gay and lesbian propaganda.”

POLITICS
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 & divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.

RELIGION
Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, who was asked on Sky News how allowing same-sex marriage would affect his own marriage. His answer: “If the definition of marriage is changed, it’s no longer assumed ... that I’m married to a woman. So that affects me straight away.”

SPORT
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has sparked criticism in the Philippines after describing gay couples as “worse than animals”. “It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex?” Pacquiao told local broadcaster TV5.

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