Inaugural GLOBE Awards to recognise LGBTI excellence
Nominations are now open for Victoria's own awards to recognise excellence in the LGBTI community.
The awards, run by the Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Business and Enterprise (GLOBE), will celebrate the achievements of Victoria's LGBTI sectors of health, networking, business and community.
"These awards are the opportunity our community needs to celebrate our successes and to honour the exceptional work being done by individuals and groups to make Victoria an amazing place to identify as LGBTI," said GLOBE President, David Micallef.
There will also be six awards for individuals, including media excellence, artist of the year, straight ally of the year, volunteer of the year, sports person of the year, and the GLOBE GLBTI person of the year.
"I encourage all of our GLBTI organisations and community groups to nominate their exceptional people for awards and give them the recognition they deserve," the GLOBE President said.
The awards not only aim to acknowledge those doing good work in the community, but also aim to get the community leaders to get behind and support those recognised.
A group of independent judges will determine the winners of the inaugural GLOBE Awards, with finalists announced in September, ahead of the awards dinner on 17 October 2014.
The awards will be held in the Myer Mural Hall.
To nominate, head to globemelbourne.com.au/awards