We won a Dorothies award!

Libraries Tasmania wins in The Dorothies 2024

Working It Out chose Libraries Tasmania for The Dorothies Encouragement Award!

On Friday 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day), Libraries Tasmania won the Encouragement Award in the Dorothies. Libraries Tasmania was recognised for the numerous ways we celebrate and support LGBTIQA+ inclusion through our policies, events, programs, and displays.

The Dorothies is an annual award that recognises and rewards LGBTIQA+ inclusivity, presented by Working It Out. The Dorothies are 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 Awards theme for 2024 was ‘Excellence in LGBTIQA+ Inclusion in Tasmanian Government Agencies/Departments.’

More information and resources about how we support LGBTIQA+ people, including our Pride membership card, are available on the Libraries Tasmania ‘TasPride 2024’ webpage.

A photo of a group of people standing together.
Left to right: Minister for Children and Youth Roger Jaensch, Libraries Tasmania Executive Director Patrick Gregory, and Dr Lynn Jarvis, CEO of Working it Out.