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WHAT ARE THE DOROTHIES?

The Dorothies are Tasmania’s premier award for LGBTIQ+ inclusivity.

The awards were named after the Rev Dorothy McRae-McMahon who grew up on Tasmania's west coast and went on to become a leading figure in the Uniting Church and one of Australia's most respected lesbians. The name also echoes the old term "Friend of Dorothy", used by gay people to refer to each other and taken from the Wizard of Oz.

Each year a theme or sector is nominated to be the focus of the awards.

The awards showcase best practice and inspire organisations and service deliverers to excel in providing a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians.

 

The 2022 Dorothies theme is

“Inclusive practices in Sport”

Guidelines and nomination form coming soon.

Dorothies 2021 winners
Dorothies 2021 winners

PREVIOUS WINNERS

YEARTHEMEWINNER/S
2021Inclusive practices in Educational institutionsTertiary: University of Tasmania Ally Network
College: Hellyer College
High School: Burnie High School and Kingston High School
Primary: Taroona High School
Encouragement Awards: UTAS Pride Society and Huonville High School PHE team

2019Inclusive practice in emergency services Tasmania Police
2018Inclusive practice in faith-based organisationsBaptcare Tasmania
2017Inclusive practice in mental health services WellWays Tasmania
2016Inclusive practice in Aged Care providersUniting AgeWell, Glenview Community Services
2015Inclusive practice in medical services and practicesSexual Health Services, Dr Geoffrey Bradshaw
2014Inclusive practice in school communitiesUlverstone Hight School, Gagebrook Primary School, Rose Bay High School and Don College
2013Inclusive practice in the workplace Women’s Health Centre (small); Glenview Community Services (large)

2021

Inclusive practices in Educational institutions
Tertiary: University of Tasmania Ally Network
College: Hellyer College
High School: Burnie High School and Kingston High School
Primary: Taroona High School
Encouragement Awards: UTAS Pride Society and Huonville High School PHE team
2019

Inclusive practice in emergency services

Tasmania Police
2018

Inclusive practice in faith-based organisations

Baptcare Tasmania
2017

Inclusive practice in mental health services

WellWays Tasmania
2016

Inclusive practice in Aged Care providers

Uniting AgeWell
Glenview Community Services
2015

Inclusive practice in medical services and practices

Sexual Health Services
Dr Geoffrey Bradshaw
2014

Inclusive practice in school communities

Ulverstone Hight School, Gagebrook Primary School, Rose Bay High School and Don College
2013

Inclusive practice in the workplace

Women’s Health Centre (small); Glenview Community Services (large)