The Victorian Government is proud to support the 2024 GLOBE Victorian Pride Awards through the Celebrating LGBTIQA+ Communities Fund – our flagship program supporting organisations to connect and celebrate Victorian LGBTIQA+ communities.
In February 2022, the Victorian Government launched our first LGBTIQA+ strategy, ‘Pride In Our Future’. It’s a 10-year plan to ensure that all LGBTIQA+ 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 LGBTIQA+ leaders, groups and organisations, from metropolitan 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 LGBTIQA+ recognition and inclusion can be challenging, deeply personal, and for some, isolating. I thank GLOBE 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 our
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