Mark Latham has claimed that the mainstream media is full of gay activists.
The former Labor leader said the left-wing ABC and Fairfax Media were the worst offenders when it came to gay journalists pushing the gay marriage agenda.
“They’re over-represented and consistently pushing a militant gay left line out of step with mainstream public opinion,” Mr Latham told Daily Mail Australia.
His comments come as newly released data from the 2016 Census shows that there were 46,800 same-sex couples in Australia – a 39 per cent increase on the 2011 Census which numbered 33,714 same-sex couples.
However, Australia’s proportion of gay couples, as a percentage of all relationships, increased from 0.7 per cent to just 0.8 per cent.
Under Mr Latham’s leadership in 2004, the Australian Labor Party unanimously backed then prime minister John Howard’s amendment to the Marriage Act so that matrimony was defined as a union between a man and a woman.
In late March, Mr Latham was sacked as a Sky News presenter on the Outsiders program after asking if a high school student was gay.
The Sydney Boys High School student involved had made a video in support of feminism on International Women’s Day.
Mr Latham has since defected from Labor to the Liberal Democrats, whose sole Senator David Leyonhjelm supports gay marriage.
As a media commentator after a career in politics, Mr Latham has courted plenty of controversy as a campaigner against minority-centred left-wing identity politics, cultural Marxism and political correctness.