Despite countless polls suggesting Labor was the overwhelming favourite to topple the Liberal-National Coalition, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ultimately swept the Coalition to victory.
“Our parliament doesn’t reflect the diversity of Australians. [We need more] women, people of colour, and LGBTI people.”
“It is clear that Australia’s political parties are increasingly recognising that LGBTIQ+ people are a force to be reckoned with.”
Pride Foundation Australia’s current priority groups are LGBTQIA+ homelessness, people with disabilities, and refugees/asylum seekers.
“Often the discussion [around asylum seekers] is gender blind, or, when queer people are mentioned, the focus is on gay men.”
The man has been involved with local LGBTI groups since 2015. His is the second such rejection in as many weeks with an 18 year old Afghan man being rejected for not ‘acting’ like a gay man.
The ascension of either man to the Prime Minister’s office is cause for concern for the entire LGBTI community.
The report also stated the man had “potential for aggression” not “expected from a homosexual”.
“You have decision-makers asking people: do you call gay chat lines, do you go to beats, do you know certain slang? And if you don’t, you mustn’t be gay.”