2017 Awards Luncheon

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Tickets are now sold out for this prestigious event where we not only acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) but announce Australia’s Top Employers for LGBTI Workplace Inclusion. For the first time, we will also be awarding National and State Sporting Organisations for Excellence in LGBTI Inclusion. In addition to these awards, we will be presenting awards to those individuals who have contributed significantly to LGBTI Inclusion within their workplace or sporting context.

All awards and/or awardees are assessed against strict criteria and require provision of extensive evidence to support nominations.

The event, a three course luncheon, attracted over 600 attendees in 2016 and is regarded by many as a must-attend event on the LGBTI Calendar. The event has been recognised in both LGBTI and mainstream media, in addition to being widely shared across corporate and personal social media platforms.

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Friday 19th May, 2017
Arrival: 12:00pm for drinks & canapes
Starts: 12:30pm for awards luncheon
Concludes: 2:45pm


Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf
48 Pirrama Road
NSW 2000

Keynote Speaker | Alex Blackwell


Alex Blackwell is a professional cricketer who has played more matches for Australia than any other female cricketer in history. She is a specialist batter and a demonstrably successful leader. Alex is captain of one of the most successful sporting teams in Australia, the Lend Lease NSW Breakers. In January 2015 the Breakers won their tenth consecutive Women’s National Cricket League title. Alex was one of only two players to feature in all ten consecutive wins and she was captain in the last five. Standout moments in Alex’s career include captaining the Australian women’s team the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars to World Twenty20 glory in 2010 and reclaiming the Ashes against England in 2011 as Australian captain.

After being deeply inspired by Magda Szubanski’s appearance on Channel 10’s The Project on Valentines Day 2014, Alex chose to be public about her own sexuality and experiences of homophobia in sport in order to encourage change toward safer and more inclusive environments for LGBTI athletes. One of Alex’s proudest moments has been to lead the Mardi Gras parade in 2015 alongside other ‘out’ athletes to actively demonstrate that sport is a place for all types of people. Through her ambassador roles with Wheelchairsports NSW, Sport NSW, Northcott, The Bingham Cup 2014, Athlete Ally and The Pinnacle Foundation, Alex advocates for equal opportunity, inclusion and respect for all people within sport and society at large with a particular focus on people living with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTI.

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