Elaine was presented with the award for over 20 years of LGBTI rights advocacy.
As an openly gay man, Phil Walcott is at home in Alice Springs’ traditionally conservative Braitling electorate for the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, for which he is standing as an independent candidate in the upcoming territory elections.
When John Hannaford became a Mardi Gras volunteer nine years ago, he didn’t expect the positive impact it would have on both his life and his career. Mardi Gras has honoured him with the coveted Volunteer of the Year award in 2015, and he is Star Observer’s latest community hero. Shannon Power reports.
When it comes to Australia’s HIV community, it is essentially a gay man’s world. For this month’s segment on unsung community champions Matthew Wade spoke to Christabel Millar, who has advocated to increase the visibility of and tackle the stigma around women living with HIV.
This month the Star Observer’s regular spotlight on community champions falls on Rowland Thomson and Crusader Hillis, whose Hares and Hyenas store has become an icon for Melbourne’s LGBTI community. Matthew Wade reports.
In every monthly issue of the Star Observer, we take a look at a champion of the LGBTI community. This month, Benedict Brook spoke to a Canberra psychologist whose work with trans people has bolstered self-esteem, reunited families and even saved lives.