GLOBE Community Awards Winners Announced

Hares and HyenasMelbourne’s LGBTI community, friends and supporters frocked up for the announcement of inaugural GLOBE Community Awards held at the glamorous Myer Mural Hall on the evening of Friday 17 October. Each winner demonstrates the excellence through their work in supporting and growing the GLBTI community.

GLOBE President David Micallef was impressed with the calibre of winners, saying: “It is so wonderful to see the list of winners and read about the work they do. I am so proud of our community and these individuals and groups for the constant hard work they do to make Victoria an amazing place to identify as GLBTI,” says David.

“We received such a high standard of nominations, the winners of the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards really do represent the best of the best.”

The 2014 GLOBE Community Award winners are:

A Healthy Community
Awarded for work in improving the physical and/or mental health of the GLBTI community in Victoria.
Winner: The Young & Gay Group – Victorian Aids Council

Networking the GLBTI Community
Awarded for work in engaging Victorians who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex.
Winner: GLBTIQ Sports Club Engagement Initiative – Team Melbourne

Excellence in Business
Awarded for outstanding achievement in business.
Winner: Hares & Hyenas

Protecting our Community
Awarded for work in keeping the GLBTI community safe and/or advancing the community’s human rights.
Winner: Repeal of section 19A of the Crimes Act 1958 (VIC) – HIV transmission – Victorian Aids Council in partnership with Living Positive Victoria

Media Excellence
Awarded for exceptional work in media and broadcasting.
Winner: Dean Beck

Artist of the Year (sponsored by The Cullen)
Awarded for exceptional work in performing arts, visual arts, music or film.
Winner: Dolly Diamond

Volunteer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding commitment through volunteer work in our community.
Winner: Clayton Wimshurst – Victorian AIDS Council

Straight Ally of the Year (sponsored by Melbourne Community Voice)
Awarded to recognise a non-GLBTI individual for supporting the GLBTI community in Victoria.
Winner: Jill Stark – The Sunday Age

Sports Person of the Year (sponsored by the AFL)
Awarded for outstanding achievement in any sport.
Winner: John Marriott – Glamourhead Sharks Aquatics

Victorian GLBTI Person of the Year
Awarded for outstanding and exceptional work in supporting Victoria’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
Winner: Anna Brown – Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby / Human Rights Law Centre

GLOBE expresses their special thanks to the judges: Melbourne’s Lady Mayoress, Emma Page Campbell; and Fairfax Journalist and Editor, Farrah Tomazin; as well as the Hon Michael Kirby for overseeing the process as review judge.

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

Image: Hares & Hyenas Bookshop – winner of the Excellence in Business Award

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