The Equality Campaign tonight congratulated Sia for winning the ARIA for Best Female Artist and would like to thank her for her incredible support of Australian Marriage Equality and asking the campaign to accept the award on her behalf.
The ARIA for Best Female Artist was accepted by The Equality Campaign Ambassador, Angie Greene.
Angie Greene is a long-time supporter of marriage equality and the founder of Stand Up Events, which tackles homophobia in sport and life. For Angie, marriage equality is personal, she has two brothers Steve and Brent, one is straight and one is gay.
“I detest the fact that I am one of three but only two of us can get married. No one’s life or whom they love should be up for debate.
Accepting the award Angie said, “This award is for all LGBTI Australians who are currently unable to marry the person they love in the country we all cherish.
“This award is for everyday Australians, our families, friends, neighbours and workmates. It’s for the young man growing up in Alice Springs and the young woman growing up in Ballarat.
“Marriage Equality is about ensuring the relationships and aspirations of every Australian are equal and shown the same dignity and respect.
“Thank you for this award and thank you to Sia for being such a strong advocate and supporter of marriage equality for every Australian. Thank you,” Angie Greene said.
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Angie Greene Bio
Angie Greene is a LGBTI and equality advocate and ambassador for The Equality Campaign, which aims to achieve marriage equality for every Australian.
Angie is also the founder of Stand Up Events, which was established in response to the inequality that exists in Australian sport and life. Exposed to elite sporting culture from birth, Angie’s grandfather, Frank Sedgman, was a Grand Slam tennis champion, her father Russell Greene is a Hawthorn Football Club Hall of Fame member, and her brother, Steven, played for the Hawthorn Football Club for 5 years.
Angie’s second brother, Brent, was a talented athlete but as a gay man felt out of place in team sporting cultures and shunned the environment. Brent’s experience and discrimination he experienced beyond sport drove Angie to create Stand Up Events.
In addition to challenging sexual and gender discrimination in Australian sport, Angie hopes Stand Up will hasten change in any environment where people feel marginalised.