Paul O'Grady (politician)

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Paul O'Grady
Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales
In office
19 March 1988 – 3 January 1996
Succeeded byPeter Primrose
Personal details
Born(1960-07-14)14 July 1960
Ryde, Sydney, Australia
Died18 January 2015(2015-01-18) (aged 54)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationPolitician and unionist

Paul Thomas Francis O'Grady (14 July 1960 – 18 January 2015) was an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1988 to 1996. He was the first openly gay member of the New South Wales Parliament.

O'Grady came out in 1990. In 1996 he resigned because of bad health. Later that year, he said that he had AIDS. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. He died at Sacred Heart Hospice in Darlinghurst on 18 January 2015, aged 54.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nicholls, Sean (18 January 2015). "First openly gay MP Paul O'Grady dies in Sydney". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 January 2015.