GLOBE Community Awards Categories & Finalists


A Healthy Community – sponsored by VicHealth 

This category is open to any organisation or individual for work in improving the physical and/or mental health of the LGBTI community in Victoria through either research, health promotion or the delivery of health activities within the community.

  • Dr Cal Andrews, LGBTQI+ Homelessness Program

  • AGMC Conference Living and Loving in Diversity

  • Dr Catherine Barrett


Artist of the Year – sponsored by RMIT University

Awarded to a Victorian LGBTI artist for exceptional work in the performing arts, visual arts, music or film

  • Peter Waples-Crowe
  • Gender Euphoria
  • James Welsby


Connecting the LGBTI Community – sponsored by Optus

This category is open to all organisations, including corporate, community and social groups that help bring together the Victorian LGBTI community.

  • Minus18
  • Switchboard Victoria, Out & About LGBTI Community Visitors
  • Headspace Bendigo, HEY Diversity Program


Excellence in Small Business – sponsored by ANZ 

This category is open to LGBTI owned small businesses operating in Victoria for outstanding achievement in business. The aim of this category is to highlight the contribution that is made by LGBTI owned small businesses to their community.

  • Hares and Hyenas
  • Gaytimes Festival
  • Centrestage Geelong


Protecting Our Community – sponsored by the City of Melbourne

This category is open to any Victorian organisation or individual for work in keeping our community safe and/or in advancing the human rights of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex community.

  • Switchboard Victoria
  • LGBTIQ Legal Service
  • VincentCare Victoria, Rainbow Tick Accreditation


Media Excellence, sponsored by Thrive PR

Awarded to a Victorian journalist or presenter working in LGBTI media for exceptional work in media or broadcasting.

  • James McKenzie
  • Chicks Talking Footy
  • Adrian Murdoch


Straight Ally of the Year – sponsored by Crown Melbourne

Awarded to recognise a non-LGBTI identifying Victorian for work in supporting the LGBTI community.

  • Melissa Tandy
  • Rebekah Robertson
  • Jo Hirst


Volunteer of the Year

To recognise the work of a Victorian LGBTI individual who has shown outstanding commitment through volunteer work in our community.

  • Erik Denison
  • Toni Paynter
  • Nathan Duong


John Marriott Sports Person of the Year – sponsored by Proud2Play

Awarded for outstanding achievement in any sport by a Victorian LGBTI individual.

  • Stella Lesic
  • Kay Gravell
  • Erik Denison


The GLOBE LGBTI Person of the Year

Awarded to a Victorian LGBTI person of any age for outstanding and exceptional work in supporting the LGBTI community.

  • Adele Moleta
  • Jo Bangles
  • Judy Tang


Key Dates

  • 20 June 2019 (midnight): Nominations open

  • 4 August 2019 (midnight): Nominations close

  • First week of September 2019: Finalists Announcement by Media Release

‘Having my work recognised by being awarded LGBTI Person of the Year was deeply moving. I’d encourage everyone to take stock of the people in their world who are deserving of acknowledgment for their remarkable contribution to our community. Especially the unsung heroes and those who are under recognised.’

Jeremy Wiggins

2018 LGBTI Person of the Year

Awards Terms & Conditions


All entries into the GLOBE Community Awards agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. Entry is free and open to individuals, community groups, businesses or organisations.
  2. All entries must show benefit to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
  3. All entries must show benefit primarily to Victoria or show a strong benefit to Victoria’s LGBTI community. Nominees for individual awards must have been residing in Victoria for the past two years.
  4. All entries must address relevant guidelines and provide and supporting documentation.
  5. All submission remain the property of GLOBE and may be used in conjunction with promoting the awards and/or the winners.
  6. Sponsors are ineligible to nominate themselves for an award but are able to be nominated.
  7. Sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers (including Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Council, Mayors, Councillors) are not eligible for nomination.
  8. Retired politicians and vice-regal officers will be considered for work undertaken in addition to their official duties.
  9. The closing date and time is final. No extensions will be allowed.
  10. Judges will select finalists and a winner for each category.
  11. Judges’ decision is final.