Connecting the GLBTI Community – Meet the Finalists

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The Connecting the GLBTI Community award for the GLOBE Community Award recognises the work of organisations that aim to bring the community together.

This category is open to all organisations in our community and the hard work that they do to ensure that we can connect with other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Victorian community.

Here are the finalists for the 2016 award:

SWAG Albury/Wodonga provide a unique experience within the Albury-Wodonga region of New South Wales for all members of the LGBTQI community through engaging social events and local activities. The SWAG community has grown steadily in numbers over the last 12 months, from 100 people, on their very first night to over 330 people, bringing together the wider communities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, heterosexual & indigenous communities

VAC, Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference The conference explored best practice, research and community responses to improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women.

Victorian Public Sector Pride Network, Establishment of a VPS Pride Network In 2015 the Victorian Public Sector Pride Network (VPSPN) was established to connect existing Pride Networks in Victorian Public Sector (VPS) organisations and assist those without pride groups to establish their own Pride Networks. It provides support, networking opportunities and resources for LGBTI workplace inclusion, such as LGBTI awareness training for public servants, participation in community events, celebration of days of importance, promotion of resources to assist with culture change, and regular social drinks.

RMIT, Pride Mentoring Program – considered a ‘pioneer in pride’, was established in 2012 to offer career and personal guidance to RMIT students who identify as LGBTIQ. Through a successful mentoring system aimed to support and prepare these students for entering the workforce, the program extends itself to counselling students through challenges that might arise from their sexual and gender preference.

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