Gay Army major to run against LNP's Teresa Gambaro
A MAN who is a major in the Australian Army and whose mother taught at Woorabina has won preselection for ALP to run against Teresa Gambaro.
Pat O'Neill, who could be the first openly gay member of the Australian House of Representatives, has won preselection in the federal seat of Brisbane on Monday, according to the Brisbane Times.
The 34-year-old has been a member of the Australian Army since he left school about 17 years ago and has served two tours of Iraq and assisted in the Bundaberg floods clean up in 2013.
His mother was a teacher at Woorabinda. Read more on the Brisbane Times: Gay army major Pat O'Neill preselected for Labor to run in Brisbane
His Facebook account says he is originally from Maryborough.