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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|