Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham, Hollywood actress Portia di Rossi and retiring High Court judge Michael Kirby are on 2008's Top 25 list of Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians on popular LGBT website SameSame.com.au. Awarded: Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham Singer Sam Sparro and Federal Environment Minister Penny Wong are also included on the list, revealed at a special ceremony in Sydney this week. The annual list was created to bring together a group of the most inspirational, aspirational and influential gays and lesbians in Australia, shining a spotlight on people and issues that should be talked about and debated, while creating the next generation of gay and lesbian role models, explains the website's founder Tim Duggan. "The sheer range of the people who have shaped 2008 is a real testament to the year we've had. From inspirational feats at the Olympics to equality before the law, no matter what their age or occupation, the 25 Australians on this list have all influenced the wider community in a big way." The full SameSame25 list is on the link below.
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First published: Thursday, 18th December 2008 - 12:29pm
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