Australia’s New Deputy Prime Minister Once Said “Sordid Homosexuality” Threatened To “Wipe Out Humanity”
On Monday, equality advocates called on McCormack to “heal wounds caused by gay hate”.
“Many LGBTI Australians will be justifiably concerned about Michael McCormack being our deputy prime minister given his hateful comments against us in the past,” said Just.equal’s Rodney Croome in a statement.
“Many National Party voters will share our concern given the strong Yes vote in many parts of rural and regional Australia.”
“The apologies Mr McCormack made in the past are welcome but given the hatefulness of what he said, and the high office he has stepped in to, he needs to walk the talk.”
“He needs to get behind initiatives that will reduce the unacceptably high levels of LGBTI isolation, prejudice, and suicide that still exist in some parts of rural Australia.”