Do you know a straight ally?

If you know someone who doesn’t identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex but works to continue to benefit the LGBTI communities, consider nominating them for the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards.

The awards will be held this year on Friday 21 October 2016 with nominations launching in late July. The awards celebrate the outstanding work and achievement that goes on in Victoria to support people who identify as LGBTI.

The ‘Straight Ally’ category, recognises that our community cannot do it all alone and that there are a number of people who support our community. They may do it through volunteering, advocacy, research or other ways that support our community.

In 2015, Associate Professor Dr Edwina Wright won the award for her contribution of over 30 years to HIV research, which recently included research into pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV transmission for individuals at risk. In 2015, Sunday Age journalist Jill Stark was awarded the Straight Ally Award for championing the reporting of LGBTI issues.

You can find further details of our finalists on the news section of our awards website. Get your thinking caps on – and start your planning for this years awards!

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