Social isolation is a major problem in the general community, and those that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex share a large part of this burden.
Community organisations, such as services and social groups help reduce this social isolation through creating programs that help network GLBTI people and connect them with our community.
The GLOBE Community Awards ‘Networking Our Community’ awards recognises the work by organisations in helping to reduce social isolation and increasing the connections of GLBTI people to our community.
Joy 949’s new and improved Taste of Radio Program is a training program that nurtures approximately 70 participants yearly.
The program delivers hands-on skills in the areas of studio operation, digital editing, media law, radio presentation and interviewing. It also provides a safe and inclusive space for individuals to grow self-esteem, self-worth and make meaningful connections within the community.
The program also has a cumulative benefit on the community. Around 96% of graduates remain as volunteers of the station, creating new content and delivering new shows that help Joy 94.9 continue to connect with individuals around Victoria.
Over the past few years, the organisation has focussed on increasing the networking between Melbourne GLBTIQ sporting organisations through a strategy that includes a variety of initiatives such as the Midsumma Sports Day, Midwinta Mixer, President’s Dinner, Pride March co-ordination and the Midsumma Carnival Sports Precinct.
The increased networking between member clubs enables the sharing of information and ideas and helps clubs improve their offering to the broader community.
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