The winners of the second annual Gay & Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comments Awards (GLORIAs) were announced last night at a dinner in the NSW Parliament hosted by Labor MP Penny Sharpe.
The Golden Gloria award went to Australian Christian Lobby chief Jim Wallace (pictured) for his Anzac Day tweet, “Just hope that as we remember Servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for — wasn’t gay marriage and Islamic!”
The International award went to Ugandan law maker David Bahati, author of the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill that would see same-sex couples jailed for life for having sex, executed if HIV positive or repeat offenders, would force people to denounce GLBTs they knew to the police or risk jail themselves and make same-sex marriage an actual crime.
The Silliest comment by a GLBTI community member award was won by Gary Burns for defending Channel 7’s outing of Labor MP David Campbell, and the media award went to Adam Walters- the journalist who outed him.
The Victorian State Member for Frankston, Geoff Shaw, took out the coveted politics award for comparing same-sex love to theft and child abuse in an email exchange with a constituent, beating both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
The Law category went to the Australian Immigration Department for denying a protection visa to a gay refugee.
None of the winners attended to receive their awards.