Finalists announced for the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards

Groups and individuals from all parts of Victoria’s GLBTI community have today been announced as the inspirational finalists for the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards.

The GLOBE Community Awards are the only awards to recognise excellence in Victoria’s GLBTI community. Winners will be announced at the gala awards night on 21 October at Myer Mural Hall, hosted by the hilarious Judith Lucy.

The set of 38 finalists, announced from over 60 nominations across 10 categories recognize work being delivered across all parts of the GLBTI community, and right throughout Victoria.

GLOBE President David Micallef said that 2016 has been a difficult year for the community but despite this, the community has continued to shine: “Each year the community continues to amaze us and inspire us with work that supports the needs of people who identify as GLBTI.,” says David.

“This year it is great to see a lot of work being done in the gender identity space and some inspiring work being done by young people in our community. It is also heartening to see that inspirational work is happening not just in Melbourne, but throughout regional Victoria as well.

Our six judges for 2016 are Anna Brown, David Hannam, Emma Page Campbell, Gus Johnston, Farrah Tomazin and Peter Hitchener.

Nominations closed on 31 August 2016 and each of the six judges were allocated a number of categories to review, with all judges reviewing nominations for the GLBTI Person of the Year.

“This approach helps us ensure that a fair assessment is applied to all nominees and that we manage any conflicts of interest,” says David.

“I wish all of our finalists the best of luck at the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards.”

The awards are proudly supported by our lead partner the Victorian Government and our sponsors IBM, ANZ, Lander and Rogers, MCV, Joy 94.9, RMIT, Design Awards, Botanics of Melbourne and This is Maynard.

2016 GLOBE Community Awards Finalists

A Healthy Community – Judged by: Anna Brown, David Hannam and Farrah Tomazin

  • Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service
  • GLBTIQ Sports Festival, Team Melbourne
  • Queerspace, Drummond Street Services 

Connecting the GLBTI Community – Judged by: Gus Johnston, David Hannam and Peter Hitchener

  • SWAG Albury/Wodonga
  • VAC, Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference
  • Victorian Public Sector Pride Network, Establishment of a VPS Pride Network
  • RMIT, Pride Mentoring Program

ANZ Excellence in business – Judged by: David Hannam, Emma Page Campbell and Gus Johnston

  • The LAIRD
  • RMIT, Pride Mentoring Program
  • LGBTI Jobs
  • The GH Hotel

Protecting our community, sponsored by Lander & Rogers – Judged by: Anna Brown, Emma Page Campbell and Farrah Tomazin

  • Victorian Public Sector Pride Network, Supportive and Understanding Human Resource Teams
  • Blue Cross, Proud to be Me
  • Victorian Local Governance Association, Local Government Turns Rainbow
  • Joy 94.9

Media excellence – Judged by: Farrah Tomazin, Gus Johnston and Peter Hitchener

  • Alice Clarke
  • Dean Arcuri
  • Mark Kearney
  • James Findlay

Artist of the year – Judged by: David Hannam, Emma Page Campbell and Gus Johnston

  • Lisa White
  • Gavin Roach
  • Cory McKinnon
  • The Sparrow Men

Straight ally of the year, sponsored by IBM – Judged by Anna Brown, Emma Page Campbell and Peter Hitchener. Conflict of interest judge: David Hannam.

  • Rebekah Robertson, Transcend
  • Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria
  • Angie Green, Stand Up Events
  • Matt Finnis, St Kilda Football Club 

Volunteer of the year – Judged by: Anna Brown, Emma Page Campbell and Farrah Tomazin

  • Ayman Barbaresco
  • Colin Krycer, VAC
  • Jed Gilbert, Joy 94.9
  • Rebecca Bauer, Melbourne Inclusive Church

The John Marriott Sportsperson of the year – Judged by: Farrah Tomazin, Gus Johnston and Peter Hitchener

  • Andrew “Disco” Sciberras, Melbourne Surge
  • Todd Patrick, Glamourhead Sharks
  • Cassio Muniz Goncalves, Melbourne Spikers

Victorian GLBTI Person of the year – Judged by all six judges

  • Micah Scott
  • Georgie Stone
  • Brett Bowen
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