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Tim Lennox Memorial Podcast
It is with sadness that we let our community know that Robert Suggett (Known as Tim Lennox to those at JOY), a life member, and long term volunteer and contributor to JOY’s success has passed away.
In this podcast special, those who knew Tim best share their memories, the impact that Tim had on them as well as the impact Tim had on JOY.
You will hear stories from Ange Barry (Current JOY CEO), Chris Furneaux, Conrad Browne, Damian Nicholas, Jason Gipps, Nick Tolhurst, Marg Gardner and Michael “Mikey” Barnett, as well as a News Bulletin from Tim from 2008, and an excerpt from Saturday Magazine, where JOY President, David “Macca” Mcarthy, and long-time JOY team member, David Hunt, share their memories.
On behalf of us all at JOY, I wish to acknowledge the wonderful contribution that Tim made to our organisation – you take our love and admiration with you Tim.
On the way to Tim’s Funeral in Geelong, a beautiful rainbow appeared in the direction of the cemetery where the ceremony was held.
A beautiful sign from Tim.
2022 Midsumma Carnival OB
Relive the excitement of the 2022 Midsumma Carnival, proudly supported by Newlife IVF!
Join JOY Drive’s Em and Warren as they chat to community organisations, stall holders and attendees, bringing you all thefun from Alexandra Gardens.
Newlife IVF are Melbourne’s only fertility clinic that’s LGBTQIA+ owned and run.
Some of their fertility services include:
– Egg sharing (intra-partner)
– Sperm and egg donation
– Egg freezing
– Fertility treatments
Visit NewlifeIVF.com.au for more info. JOY thanks Newlife IVF for their support.
This broadcast event wouldn’t have been made possible without the hard work of JOY’s team and volunteers. Thank you to Jae Dromgold, Con Keramitsis, Clayton Wimhurst, David Moyle, Emily Tresidder, Warren Andrew, Dara Bishop, Jett Mahoney, David Gale, Peter de Groot, Jordan Johnstone, Rachel Tyler Jones, Michael Strauss and Natalie Williams.
International Day of People With Disability 2021 – Greg Axtens
Disability advocate, LGBTIQA+ advocate and Pride Ambassaador Greg Axtens speaks with Paul Horwell about what International Day of People with Disability means to him.
International Day of People With Disability 2021 – Dr Rhonda Galbally
In celebration of International Day of People with Disability 2021, disability advocate and LGBTIQA+ advocate Ruby Mountford interviews Dr Rhonda Galbally.
Dr Galbally is a Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. She worked to develop the National Disability and Carer Alliance that brought together people with disabilities, families and carers with services to campaign for the National Disability insurance Scheme.
With a career spanning decades in positions at the highest levels, Dr Galbally has fought for the rights of people with disabilities and families to bring about a more inclusive future.
Victorian Pride Centre Opening – Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony
The Victorian Pride Centre was officially opened on the morning of Sunday 11 July 2021. The centre was officially launched by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Equality Martin Foley, and Mayor of the City of Port Phillip Louise Crawford and their speeches will be the subject of further podcasts on this channel. This podcast includes a short speech by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the extraordinary version of Over the Rainbow sung as the rainbow flag was finally raised over the centre by jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva, Mama Alto.
Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender & queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability.
Visit the Victorian Pride Centre (which is, of course, JOY’s new home) website for more information an electronic guided tour of the building and much, much more.
NOTE: Apologies for the poor audio in parts as the microphone obviously could not cope with Mama’s extraordinary singing range!
JOY Mardi Gras Broadcast 2021 – Part 1
After a rough 2020, it’s time to shake off the year that was and celebrate Mardi Gras 2021 with the JOY Mardi Gras Broadcast, proudly brought to you by NAB – More than money!
Join our hosts, Ruby Mountford, Rebekah Loveday and Triana Butler live from the JOY 94.9 studios, as they chat all things Mardi Gras and cross live to Sydney where JOYsters Jordan Johnstone and Kate Payne are chatting to attendees, those marching in the parade, a couple of special celebrity interviews and tonnes more!
We would like to thank the following people, who without them, this broadcast would have not been possible:
To our amazing team of volunteers who interviewed a few of the community groups, who took part in this year’s parade: Chris Moir, Rachel Morrison, Ben Murphy, Kate Payne, Miranda Sparks, Clayton Wimshurst and Jess Window
To Jordan Johnstone and Kate Payne, who proudly represented JOY in Sydney.
To our marketing and communications coordinator, Natalie Williams
Our Panelists – Jack Crnjanin and Paul Horwell.
Ben Murphy, Jordan Johnstone and Clayton Wimshurst in Production.
Michael Strauss for technical support.
JOY’s very own CEO – Ange Barry
To our Producer – Con Keramitsis
To our Executive Producer – Rachel Tyler-Jones
And finally, to the exceptional hosts of this broadcast: Triana Butler, Rebekah Loveday and Ruby Mountford.