GLOBE Community Awards

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Beginning in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards has become an integral part of Victoria’s LGBTIQ community

The GLOBE Community Awards celebrates achievement in Victoria’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities, highlighting the work of a diverse range of organisations and individuals that benefit and unite the Victorian LGBTIQ community.

 


Delivering a prominent awards program

To date, we have

– Awarded 77 Victorian individuals and organisations

– Hosted over 2,700 LGBTIQ people and allies at our award ceremonies

– Generated more than $140,000 that has been reinvested into the Victorian LGBTIQ community

 

‘The GLOBE awards are one of the highlights of the LGBTIQ calendar, a time to stop and acknowledge the remarkable work of LGBTIQ individuals and programs from right across Victoria.”

“Through the GLOBE Community Awards Program we highlight the progress we have made and celebrate how far we have come.”

Martin Foley MP, Minister for Equality – 2019

Nominations have now closed – finalists announcements to be made shortly.

 

Meet our 2021 Awards Judges

 

Chyloe Kurdas

Television and radio sports commentator, Chyloe Kurdas spent a decade at AFL Victoria building the AFLW, combining her skills in health promotion, psychology and education to build award winning high performance sporting programs for adolescent girls that focus on the whole athlete.

Golf is now the target of Chyloe’s passion for cultivating cultural change and gender equity through sport. As Golf Australia’s Female Engagement Senior Manager, Chyloe is charged with leading Golf Australia’s long term strategy to enhance women and girls engagement in golf.

A 2018 TEDX Sydney keynote speaker, Chyloe is also an Associate of the Melbourne Business School working with Executive Education and Department of Defence leadership programs on cultural change and gender equity.

Chyloe credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of the best days of her life.

 

 

Dr Judy Tang

Dr Judy Tang has over a decade of career and academic experience in Clinical Neuropsychology, and is the Director and Clinical Neuropsychologist with Jurmaine Health, which provides neuropsychological assessment and service, and neuro-musculoskeletal treatment.

She passionately advocates for equality, access, and adequate mental health support for our multicultural, LGBTIQ, and ageing communities, and the intersectionality of those communities. Judy is currently a Commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), and was also the recipient of the 2019 GLOBE LGBTI Person of the year

Judy also holds the following positions:

  • APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group (Victorian State Convener)
  • APS Psychology and Culture Interest Group (National Convenor)
  • Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc (President)
  • Australian Association of Gerontology (Honorary Secretary)
  • Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (Member)
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychology (Fellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Wiggins

Jeremy Wiggins is a bisexual transgender community advocate. Jeremy has over 15 years community organising experience, is a 2017 Churchill Fellow and the 2018 GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year. Jeremy is the Co-Founder of the national trans masculine sexual health advocacy group PASH.tm where he was involved in creating the first national sexual health campaign (GRUNT) for trans men who have sex with cisgender men. Jeremy was also the Founding Editor of DUDE Magazine which helped build a movement to increase awareness of trans masculinity and seed future projects that led to national change.

Jeremy has extensive experience providing advice to governments and organisations on trans and gender diverse health  and is a Chief Investigator on the first Australian national trans and gender diverse sexual health project with the Kirby Institute. Jeremy is the Project Manager for the Victorian Government Trans and Gender Diverse Community Health Initiative and sits on various state and national advisory groups. Jeremy is also a proud father of 8 year old twins.

 

Ange Barry

With a focus on bringing about positive disruption, Ange works collectively with individuals, organisations and communities to build and lead the teams, strategies and activities to create change.
“I believe people are powerhouses for change – perhaps it’s in our DNA? Gifted to us from ancestors long gone who were nomadic, foragers, pioneers or inventors? I crave that chance to mix the excitement of a new journey with the wisdom of lived experiences – hurdling and putting to rest the fear of the unknown in favour of the desire for growth.”
“Building on my leadership experience in the community and corporate sectors, I am a confessed optimist who facilitates the coming together of talent, creativity and inclusive knowledge sharing as the foundation of change and growth.”

JOY is Australia’s LGBTIQ+ independent media organisation, made up of the diverse voices of the rainbow, with the sole purpose of building a more inclusive society.
We do this by providing the opportunity for freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the culture, achievements and pride of the diverse Rainbow Community.Powered by 250+ volunteers, JOY’s presenters, producers, newsreaders, podcasters and everyone in between, deliver quality community media. JOY informs, entertains, and empowers rainbow communities across Australia and the world. In addition to creating ground-breaking content, JOY provides education, sponsorship messaging and production services to the broader community, all of which provide the essential funds to fulfil our community-based purpose. When you buy JOY’s services you help create a more inclusive world.

Matt Hastings

Matt is a Business Analyst at ANZ, focused on delivering new systems, processes and tools for customers to enhance their Home Loan purchasing experience. Joining in 2014, Matt has worked in projects delivering value for customers and staff.

With a passion for diversity and inclusion, Matt has spent six years on ANZ’s Pride Network leadership group helping review and redesign the Networks’ Charter and initiatives that have seen ANZ recognised as 2017 LGBTI Employer of the Year, a Gold Employer and runner up employer of the year in 2018 and awarded Platinum Status for longevity in high performance at the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index awards.

Matt is a member of ANZ’s Mardi Gras committee and a key member in delivery of numerous award-winning campaigns. Since 2018 Matt has been the ANZ Geographical Pride Lead, responsible for ensuring alignment of goals and clear communication across the 10+ countries ANZ has an active Pride Network.

Over the past few years Matt has also taken an active Leadership role in the Victorian Interbank network, ensuring that the group delivered on initiatives that supported employees across the financial industry.

 

Sally Goldner

Sally Goldner AM has been involved in Victoria’s queer communities for over twenty years. This includes Transgender Victoria, co-facilitator of Transfamily, presenter of 3 CR’s “Out of the Pan” and Treasurer of Bisexual Alliance Victoria.

She is the focus of an autobiographical documentary “Sally’s Story” and a life member of 4 queer organisations.

She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019, inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2016, awarded LGBTI Victorian of the Year in 2015 and was noted in The Age’s Top 100 most creative and influential people in Melbourne in 2011.

She is an educator, speaker, MC, life coach, consultant and occasional performer (all in contrast to her original accountancy training) …with more to come!

Past Awards recipients

2020

LGBTIQ Artist of the Year award Jimmy Twin
Community Inspiration award, presented by GLOBE Fearless Movement Collective
Preventing Social Isolation in LGBTIQ Communities award, presented by Optus Pride Foundation Australia LGBTIQ Disability programs
Excellence in LGBTIQ Small Business & Enterprise award, presented by ANZ Eagle Leather
Improving Health & Wellbeing for LGBTIQ Peoples award, presented by VicHealth Homeless Resource Centre Ozanam House – VincentCare
John Marriott  LGBTIQ Sportsperson of the Year award, presented by Proud2Play Stella Lesic
Outstanding LGBTIQ Media Reporting award Transdemic: Trans and gender diverse experiences of the pandemic
Outstanding Advocacy of the Year Community award Rainbow Local Government
Ally of the Year award, presented by Crown Pride Network Lara Hunter
LGBTIQ Volunteer of the Year award, presented by Thorne Harbour Ayman Barbaresco
LGBTIQ Rural and Regional Champion, presented by Aussie Broadband Caitlin Grisby
GLOBE Victorian LGBTIQ Person of the Year, presented by GLOBE Dr Catherine Barrett

2019

Artist of the Year award Peter Waples-Crowe
Community Inspiration award, presented by GLOBE Headspace Bendigo
Connecting Our Community award, presented by Optus Minus18
Excellence in Business award, presented by ANZ Hares & Hyenas
Healthy Community award, presented by VicHealth Dr Catherine Barrett
John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year award Kay Gravell
Media Excellence award, presented by Think HQ Chicks Talking Footy
Protecting our Community award Switchboard Victoria
Straight Ally of the Year award Rebekah Robertson
Volunteer of the Year award Toni Paynter
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Dr Judy Tang

2018

Artist of the Year award Dani Weber
Community Inspiration award, presented by GLOBE Angie Greene
Connecting Our Community award, presented by Optus The Coming Back Out Ball
Excellence in Business award, presented by ANZ Project Rockit
Healthy Community award, presented by VicHealth Pride Cup
John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year award Hannah Mouncey
Media Excellence award, presented by Think HQ Matthew Wade, Star Observer
Protecting our Community award LGBTI Rights Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre
Straight Ally of the Year award Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Volunteer of the Year award Jamie Gardiner
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Jeremy Wiggins

2017

Artist of the Year award, presented by RMIT Mama Alto
Community Inspiration award, presented by GLOBE Dean Arcuri
Connecting Our Community award Midsumma Festival
Excellence in Business award, presented by ANZ GLEE@PwCVictoria
Healthy Community award Queerspace
John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year award Meredith ‘Maxi’ Williams, Melbourne Argonauts
Media Excellence award, presented by Think HQ Mark Kearney
Protecting our Community award, presented by Lander & Rogers RMIT University
Straight Ally of the Year award Associate Professor Michelle Telfer
Volunteer of the Year award Myka Williams
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Micah Scott, Minus 18

2016

A Healthy Community Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre
Artist of the Year Gavin Roach
Connecting Our Community SWAG Albury / Wodonga
Excellence in Business award, presented by ANZ LGBTI Jobs
John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year award, presented by Aesop Cassio Muniz Goncalves, Melbourne Spikers
Media Excellence James Findlay
People’s Choice Award, presented by MCV Roz Ward
Protecting our Community award, presented by Lander & Rogers Blue Cross, Proud to be Me
Straight Ally of the Year award, presented by IBM Matt Finnis
Volunteer of the Year award Rebecca Bauer, Melbourne Inclusive Church
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Georgie Stone

2015

Healthy Community award Switchboard VIC
Artist of the Year award, presented by The Cullen Lisa Daniel, MQFF
Connecting Our Community, presented by RMIT JOY 94.9
Excellence in Business, presented by ANZ WorkingOUT
John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year, presented by Aesop Jason Ball – Yarra Glen Football Club
Media Excellence Rachel Cook
People’s Choice Award, presented by MCV Dr Graham Willett
Protecting our Community award, presented by Lander & Rogers Kildonan Uniting Care – The Diversity Project
Straight Ally of the Year award, presented by IBM Dr Edwina Wright
Volunteer of the Year Greig Friday
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Sally Goldner

2014

A Healthy Community The Young & Gay Group, Victorian Aids Council
Artist of the Year award, presented by The Cullen Dolly Diamond
Connecting Our Community GLBTIQ Sports Club Engagement Initiative, Team Melbourne
Excellence in Business Hares & Hyenas
Media Excellence Dean Beck
Protecting our Community VAC and Living Positive Victoria
Sportsperson of the Year award, presented by the AFL John Marriott, Glamourhead Sharks Aquatics
Straight Ally of the Year, presented by MCV Jill Stark, The Sunday Age
Volunteer of the Year Clayton Wimshurst, VAC
GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Anna Brown, Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby / Human Rights Law Centre