“Alex Greenwich has pushed the marriage equality campaigning to the next level in Australia - he's basically the spokesperson for the marriage equality debate - I see him on TV everywhere and he's always on the radio in the papers. He's 30! Look at all the amazing stuff he's done!”
All true. In his high-profile role heading up our nation's leading marriage equality group, Greenwich has found himself frequently the focus of media attention, which he handles professionally and eloquently, embarrassing those on the other on the other side of the debate who are less persuasive.
Avoiding slapdash stunt antics altogether, his attention-grabbing campaigns get his organisation noticed and help sway public opinion as the same-sex marriage debate stays in the media spotlight, despite the efforts of the two main political party leaders to quash it.
"One of the great strengths of Australia's GLBTI community is the successfulness of our activists," says Greenwich when we tell him he's made our list. "To be considered as someone who has contributed to that success is truly an honour. I am totally proud to be part of a community that has never taken "no" for an answer and has always fought to be treated equally.
If you thought the same-sex marriage campaign was at full force in 2010, you ain't seen nothing yet. Alex Greenwich has some big announcements up his sleeve and is set to kick some big campaign goals in coming months. The end is firmly in his sights - we can all feel the momentum building.
The Same Same 25 is an annual celebration of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. They are publicly nominated, and chosen by a panel of community leaders.
For the past two years, the announcement of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians has attracted widespread national media attention and focused on the achievements and influence of a varied and inspirational group of people.