GLOBE Community Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

GLOBE-Community-Awards-Volunteer-2020Highlighting the amazing and inspirational work happening across Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer + communities, GLOBE have announced the finalists for this year’s Community Awards.

Thirty-one finalists have been chosen out of over 50 nominations in 2020, with business leaders, volunteers, sports people, artists and community groups all making up the list of incredible finalists across eleven categories, including the major award Victorian LGBTIQ Person of the Year.

GLOBE President Megan Williams has been blown away by the calibre of the nominees in a year of such upheaval and challenging times it was amazing to see the level of nominations across all award categories.

“For example, this year’s newest category LGBTIQ Rural and Regional Champion finalists showcase such dedication and passion in driving initiatives/programs to support their community which is testament to the amazing work and results they are seeing within our regional and rural Victoria LGBTIQ communities,” said Megan.

Winners will be announced at the GLOBE Community Awards virtual ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020. The gala event raises funds for the GLOBE Community Grants, supporting LGBTIQ community groups, a scholarship and a small business grant.

Through our GLOBE Community Grants program, GLOBE has a long and proud tradition of providing financial support to Victoria’s LGBTIQ individuals, students and organisations. Over our 28-year history, GLOBE has donated well over $500,000.

“The GLOBE Community Awards is an opportunity for our communities to stop, reflect and celebrate the work that benefits and unites our LGBTIQ communities. These achievements are great examples of the dedication, passion, creativity and resilience of our communities,” said Megan.

“We hope that acknowledgement of this great work, especially in these challenging times, continues to maintain the momentum and foster inspiration for others who also want to make a difference.”

Winners will be announced at the GLOBE Community Awards virtual ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Ayman Barbaresco, Riley Edwards and Saana Kelly are nominated for LGBTIQ Volunteer of the year (supplied)

Finalists for the GLOBE Community Awards 2020:

Improving Health and Wellbeing for LGBTIQ Peoples:
– Homeless Resource Centre and Ozanam House (VincentCare)
– Fearless Movement Collective
– Thorne Harbour Health COVID-19 Response

Preventing Social Isolation in LGBTIQ Communities:
– Pride Foundation Australia LGBTIQ Disability programs
– Crystal Queer
– Kerrie & Dolly

Excellence in LGBTIQ Small Business and Enterprise:
– Shaun Miller Lawyers
– Eagle Leather

Outstanding Advocacy of the year:
– BlocHaus Bouldering
– Escape Velocity (Elevating Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Youth)
– Rainbow Local Government

Outstanding LGBTIQ Media Reporting:
– Transdemic: Trans and gender diverse experiences of the pandemic
– Dean Arcuri – Community Darling
– The Informer Daily

LGBTIQ Artist of the year:
– Sasha Starr
– Jimmy Twin
– Dean Arcuri

Ally of the year:
– Alexandra White
– Joseph Tesoriero
– Lara Hunter

John Marriot LGBTIQ Sportsperson of the Year:
– Stella Lesic
– Robert Eres
– Campbell Harrison

LGBTIQ Volunteer of the year:
– Saana Kelly
– Ayman Barbaresco
– Riley Edwards (ClimbingQTs)

LGBTIQ Person of the Year:
– Nicholas Gee
– Dr Catherine Barrett
– Stella Lesic

LGBTIQ Rural and Regional Champion:
– Caitlin Grigsby
– Stephen Ryan (Geelong Pride Film Festival President)