The ALSO Foundation is celebrating 30 years as a leading voice for the Melbourne GLBTI community this year and SSO Media – Southern Star’s parent company – is proud to announce a partnership between the organisations to mark the milestone.

Celebrations will culminate with the ALSO Awards on June 28 at the National Theatre in St Kilda and Southern Star will chart the history of the organisation in the weeks leading up to the event.

ALSO Foundation chief executive officer Crusader Hillis said the organisation plans to use the anniversary to look back at the extraordinary achievements made since it started in 1980.

“Without this history we would not be the vibrant, diverse, talented and unafraid community that we are today,” Hillis said.

“ALSO thanks Southern Star for this unique chance to represent ourselves since our founding.”

SSO Media publisher Scott Abrahams said the partnership was a great opportunity for the community-owned publishing company to show its support and appreciation for a leading community advocate in Victoria.

“The road towards gay and lesbian rights has often been a rocky one and the ALSO Foundation has made it through with great determination to emerge as a leading voice for equality,” he said.

“SSO Media is proud to support the ALSO Foundation as it moves forward to advocate for the next 30 years.”

Nominations for the ALSO Awards are expected to be open shortly.

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