GLOBE Community Awards

 

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

 


Delivering a prominent awards program

Over the past 5 years, we have

– Awarded 54 Victorian individuals and organisations

– Hosted over 1,900 LGBTI people and allies at our award ceremonies

– Generated more than $100,000 that has been reinvested into the Victorian LGBTI 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

 

Meet our 2019 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.

 

 

Farrah Tomazin

Farrah is an investigative reporter and senior journalist for The Age, with interests in politics, social justice, and legal affairs.

Her in-depth coverage of LGBTIQ  issues such as marriage equality, same-sex adoption, and Safe Schools have placed her at the forefront of important national debates, while her major investigation into gay conversion therapy helped spark unprecedented reforms in Victoria.

Since joining the newspaper, Farrah has overseen multiple state and federal elections – most recently as the Victorian Politics Editor for The Sunday Age.

She spent her early career covering everything from general news, crime and local government, before embarking an award-winning stint as The Age’s education editor. She now works with The Age’s coveted Investigations Unit.

Farrah currently lives in St Kilda East with her wife Tessa and their cavoodles, Prince and George Michael.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Wiggins

Jeremy Wiggins is a bisexual transgender community advocate. Jeremy has 15 years community organising experience, is a 2017 Churchill Fellow and the 2018 GLOBE Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year. Jeremy is the Co-Chair 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.

Jeremy is a member of the Victorian Government’s LGBTI Health and Human Services Working Group, Co-Chair of the Victorian Government’s Trans and Gender Diverse Expert Advisory Group and a Chief Investigator on the first Australian national trans and gender diverse sexual health project with the Kirby Institute. Jeremy works in the health sector on LGBTI health and also freelances as a Project Management Consultant, Educator and Public Speaker. Jeremy is a proud father of 6 year old twins.

 

 

Leonard Vary

Leonard is the CEO of The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund, having previously worked as Executive Director of the Fox Private Group, and as General Counsel and an Executive Director of the Linfox Group. Leonard is a board member of Creative Partnerships Australia and of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, having previously served as a board member of the Malthouse Theatre, Chairman of the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Vice President of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Holding a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, Leonard has also undertaken the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Matt Buck

Matt is a Performance Lead at ANZ, focused on helping Business Owners to start, run and grow their businesses. Joining in 2004, Matt has worked nationally in roles covering Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.

With a passion for innovation and customers, Matt is co-chair of ANZ’s Mardi Gras committee and part of the team that transformed ANZs partnership for a grass roots initiative to the Principle Partner of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.  The ANZ GAYTMs and HOLDTIGHT campaign have been recognised globally for their positive impact and support for the LGBTI community.

Matt’s spent 8 years on ANZ’s Pride Network Leadership group helping design the Network 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 AWEI awards.

 

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 and occasional performer (all in contrast to her original accountancy training) …with more to come!

Past Awards recipients

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