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They Said What? Nominations Open For Anti-Gay Comments Awards

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Nominations for the Australian Gay And Lesbian Outrageous Ridiculous And Ignorant Comments Awards (GLORIAs) are now open.

The awards, held every year, draw attention to outrageous, ignorant and ridiculous comments made about the LGBTIQ community. With organiser’s handing out awards across media, religion, anonymous idiots, politics and sport.

There’s also an award for the silliest comment made by a member of the LGBTI community. And, a Good GLORIA for a comment that benefited the community.

The awards, founded by New South Wales politician Penny Sharpe, are now celebrating their 10th year. The ceremony raises funds for charity.

Nominations can be made via the organiser’s website.

In 2018 the top GLORIA was awarded to former Australian tennis player Margaret Court who described homosexuality as a “lust for the flesh” and said LGBTIQ tendencies in young people were the work of the devil. She also said: “That’s what Hitler did. That’s what communism did – get in the minds of the children… They’re after our young ones, that’s what they’re after.”

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