2019 GLOBE Community Awards Winners Announced

2019 GLOBE Community Awards winners - courtesy of Star ObserverCelebrating the strength and diversity of Victoria’s LGBTI community, GLOBE Melbourne has announced the Award Winners of the sixth annual GLOBE Community Awards held on Friday 11 October 2019 at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

Dr Judy Tang won the GLOBE LGBTI Person of the Year for contributions and work she does in advocating for multicultural communities, older adults, and LGBTIQ. Judy is a Neuroscientist and the President of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC).

Dr Tang is also the National Convener of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) Psychology and Cultures Interest Group, the State Convener of the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, and Secretary for the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Victoria.

“We are incredibly proud of all GLOBE Community Awards winners for 2019,” said GLOBE President, Dan de Rochefort. “Celebrating and recognising the achievements and dedicated work of Victoria’s LGBTI community is at the heart of what we do. We are especially thankful for all of our nominees, sponsors, attendees and members who have helped us put the night on, we couldn’t do it without them.”

“We congratulate Dr Judy Tang, the winner of GLOBE’s 2019 LGBTI Person of the Year, for her outstanding contributions to our community and are excited to continue following her incredible journey. Judy has been an integral part of the LGBTI community through her role as President of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council, having held this position since 2016.”

The 2019 GLOBE Community Award Winners are: 

Artist of the Year: (presented by RMIT University)
Peter Waples-Crowe

Connecting our Community: (presented by Optus)

Excellence in Small Business: (presented by ANZ)
Hares and Hyenas

A Healthy Community: (presented by VicHealth)
Dr Catherine Barrett

John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year: (presented by Proud2Play)
Kay Gravell

Media Excellence: (presented by Thrive PR)
Chicks Talking Footy

Protecting our Community: (presented by the City of Melbourne)
Switchboard Victoria

Straight Ally of the Year: (presented by Crown)
Rebekah Robertson

Volunteer of the Year: (presented by GLOBE)
Toni Peytner

Community Inspiration Award: (presented by GLOBE)
Headspace Bendigo

2019 GLOBE LGBTI Person of the Year:
Dr Judy Tang

For more information, visit: www.globemelbourne.com.au for details.

Image: 2019 GLOBE Community Award Winners – photo courtesy of Star Observer