Equality advocates have congratulated Dr Kerryn Phelps on her likely election in the seat of Wentworth.
Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,
“Kerryn will bring compassion, common sense and a spirit of cooperation to a polarised parliament.”
“Kerryn’s election shows Australians want solutions not in-fighting, progress not dogma.”
Mr Croome said Dr Phelps will becomes the first openly-lesbian member of the House of Representatives.
“We look forward to Kerryn working with other MPs to foster inclusion and equality for the LGBTI community and bring to an end the sexuality and gender culture wars that have afflicted LGBTI Australians in recent years.”