Celebrating 10 years of recognising excellence in Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities.
The Victorian Pride Awards have become an integral part of celebration and achievement within Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities since their inception in 2014.
With the 2023 Victorian Pride Awards we proudly celebrate the 10th birthday of GLOBE Victoria’s Awards program, which started life as the GLOBE Awards and have since evolved into the broader, more inclusive Awards program that we celebrate today.
The Victorian Pride Awards is our state’s premier event which recognises, highlights and celebrates the work of a diverse range of organisations and individuals, that benefits and unites our Victorian LGBTIQ+ communities.
Join us for this year’s celebration on Friday, 15th March 2024, from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm AEDT at the Melbourne Town Hall, 90/130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. This will be a night to remember, marking a decade of milestones and achievements in our vibrant community.
Victoria’s premier LGBTIQ+ awards program
To date, we have
- Awarded 101 Victorian individuals and organisations
- Hosted over 3,500 LGBTIQ+ people and allies at our award ceremonies
- Generated more than $176,000 that has been reinvested into Victorian LGBTIQ+ communities through GLOBE Victoria’s annual Community Grants and Scholarship program.
A message from the Victorian Government – 3 February 2023
The Victorian Government is proud to support the 2023 Victorian Pride Awards through the Pride Events and Festivals Fund – our flagship program supporting events and festivals to connect and celebrate Victorian LGBTIQ+ communities.
In February 2022, the Victorian Government launched the first LGBTIQ+ strategy, ‘Pride in our future’. It’s a 10-year plan to ensure that all LGBTIQ+ Victorians feel safe, are healthy, have equal human rights, and can live wholly and freely.
Achieving this vision will take sustained work, passion and advocacy and will require all of us to work collaboratively and inclusively.
Central to this work will be the contribution and guidance of our LGBTIQ+ leaders, groups and organisations, from the middle of Melbourne to our rural and regional communities, and everywhere in between.
Together we are achieving remarkable things, and together this work will continue.
Advocating for and working toward LGBTIQ+ recognition and inclusion can be challenging, deeply personal, and for some, isolating. I thank GLOBE Victoria for creating the Victorian Pride Awards which allow us to come together to connect with our friends, colleagues and communities to celebrate and recognise all that we are, and all that we do.
The progress we’ve made towards creating a safer, more inclusive Victoria has, in large part, come about through the efforts of each and every person in attendance at the Victorian Pride Awards, and many who are not able to be here – and for that, I thank you.
Awards just like this make and keep us visible, and they highlight our strength and ourachievements.
My warmest congratulations to all nominees and winners – your work continues to drive our world- leading approach to equality, and the pride that we all deserve.
Hon. Harriet Shing (she/her)
Minister for Equality