Judith Lucy
Hosted by the fabulously witty Australian comedienne Judith Lucy

The inspirational finalists for the GLOBE Community Awards, come from all parts of Victoria.

Judges have announced the inspirational finalists for the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards. The finalists include groups and individuals from all parts of Victoria’s GLBTI community.  Winners will be announced at the gala awards night on 21 October.

The GLOBE Community Awards are the only awards to recognise excellence in Victoria’s GLBTI community.

The set of 38 finalists was chosen from over 60 nominations across 10 categories that recognize work being delivered across all parts of the GLBTI community and throughout Victoria.

David Micallef, GLOBE President, said that 2016 has been a difficult year for the community. “Each year the community continues to amaze us and inspire us with work that supports the needs of people who identify as GLBTI,” David said.

Micallef also highlighted the work that is being done in the gender identity space and the inspiring work being done by younger members of the community.  He added, “It is also heartening to see that inspirational work is happening not just in Melbourne but also throughout regional Victoria.”

The six judges included Anna Brown, David Hannam, Emma Page Campbell, Gus Johnston, Farrah Tomazin and Peter Hitchener.  Each of the six judges was allocated a number of categories to review once nominations closed at the end of August. All judges reviewed nominations for GLBTI Person of the Year.

According to David, this method ensures that a fair assessment is applied to all nominees. Categories include A Healthy Community, Connecting the GLBTI Community, ANZ Excellence in Business, Protecting our Community, Media Excellence, Artist of the Year, Straight Ally of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, The John Marriott Sportsperson of the Year, and Victorian GLBTI Person of the year.

“I wish all of our finalists the best of luck at the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards,” David said.

Hosted by the fabulously witty Australian comedienne Judith Lucy, the awards will be held at Myer Mural Hall on 21 October.