The Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) is proud to present the winners of the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards.
The winners were announced at the GLOBE Community Awards gala event at Myer Mural Hall on October 17.
The winners of the awards demonstrate excellence through their work in supporting and growing the GLBTI community and each winner represents excellence in their category.
GLOBE President David Micallef is blown away by the calibre of winners: “It is so wonderful to see the list of winners and read about the work they do. I am so proud of our community and these individuals and groups for the constant hard work they do to make Victoria an amazing place to identify as GLBTI,” says David.
“We received such a high standard of nominations, the winners of the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards really do represent the best of the best,” adds David.
A Healthy Community
Awarded for work in improving the physical and/or mental health of the GLBTI community in Victoria.
Winner: The Young & Gay Group, Victorian Aids Council
Networking the GLBTI Community
Awarded for work in engaging Victorians who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex.
Winner: GLBTIQ Sports Club Engagement Initiative, Team Melbourne
Excellence in Business
Awarded for outstanding achievement in business.
Winner: Hares & Hyenas
Protecting our Community
Awarded for work in keeping the GLBTI community safe and/or advancing the community’s human rights.
Winner: Repeal of section 19A of the Crimes Act 1958 (VIC) – HIV transmission, Victorian Aids Council in partnership with Living Positive Victoria
Awarded for exceptional work in media and broadcasting.
Winner: Dean Beck
Artist of the Year sponsored by The Cullen
Awarded for exceptional work in performing arts, visual arts, music or film.
Winner: Dolly Diamond
Volunteer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding commitment through volunteer work in our community.
Winner: Clayton Wimshurst, Victorian AIDS Council
Sports Person of the Year sponsored by the AFL
Awarded for outstanding achievement in any sport.
Winner: John Marriott, Glamourhead Sharks Aquatics
Straight Ally of the Year sponsored by Melbourne Community Voice
Awarded to recognise a non-GLBTI individual for supporting the GLBTI community in Victoria.
Winner: Jill Stark, The Sunday Age
Victorian GLBTI Person of the Year
Awarded for outstanding and exceptional work in supporting Victoria’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
Winner: Anna Brown, Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby / Human Rights Law Centre
Special thanks goes to our prestigious judges: Melbourne’s Lady Mayoress, Emma Page Campbell; and Fairfax Journalists and Editor, Farrah Tomazin. GLOBE also thanks the Hon Michael Kirby for overseeing the process as the review judge.
For more information, go to: https://awards.globemelbourne.com.au/