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News December 18, 2017

2017 GLOBE Community Awards

Think HQ attended the 2017 GLOBE Community Awards – a night to celebrate the successes of individuals and organisations working with and in Victoria’s LGBTI community.

In recognition of the need to highlight the good in our community, and to support LGBTI people being positively represented in the media, we sponsored the Think HQ Media Excellence Award.

Raising LGBTI issues in a newsroom can be a difficult task, and when they do make the news - LGBTI people are often reported on as victims. The Think HQ Media Excellence Award recognises journalists who report on issues that directly affect the LGBTI community. We congratulate Mark Kearney from the Bendigo Advertiser who won the 2017 Award.

Through the Advertiser, Mark has been sharing the stories of voices that are otherwise usually unheard – LGBTI individuals in regional Victoria – in the lead up to the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

“This year has been, as a journalist, at times a trying one and at other times a simply impossible one,” Mark said as a part of his speech on the night.

“These are stories that have not been told before, and they cut deep to the experience of regional Victorians that belong to the LGBTI community,” they said.

Think HQ was delighted to sponsor the award and work with GLOBE - Victoria’s preeminent network of LGBTI business owners and professionals. The GLOBE Community Awards raises money to be invested in Victoria’s LGBTI community via the GLOBE Community Grants. In 2017, $25,000 was granted to community groups, students and LGBTI small businesses.