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Sally Goldner

Sally has dedicated her career to making Victoria one of the best places to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI).

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Sally has worked persistently for more than two decades to advocate for the rights and needs of LGBTI communities in Victoria and around Australia. It was the late 1990s when Sally cofounded Transgender Victoria. Driven by her goals to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people, for more than 17 years Sally has successfully represented Transgender Victoria and the TGD issues in public forums, before the Victorian Parliament and in the media.

Sally has worked for many years with a number of Victorian and federal government departments and nongovernment organisations to reform discriminatory public policy and laws, participating in a number of reference groups and steering committees.

Sally has overseen Transgender Victoria's growth and development over the past two decades and has played an integral part in building its capacity to participate in public debates and influence positive policy reforms in Victoria and at the federal level.

In 2015, Sally was recognised for her outstanding commitment, winning the LGBTI Person of the Year Award as part of the annual Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) community awards. Shortly after, she spent two weeks in St Petersburg, Melbourne's sister city, as a guest of the Side-By-Side LGBT Film Festival.

As part of her commitment to community advocacy and explaining TGD, bisexual and similar issues to the broader community, Sally has also been active in community media, first at Joy 94.9 and BENT TV, and since 2005 at 3CR where she hosts ‘Out of the Pan' which draws attention to pansexual issues.


Sally is currently delivering LGBTI training to Victorian aged care and other service providers. A key objective of this training is to increase the number of service providers, facilities and stakeholders who are LGBTI aware, and to ensure they are resourced to incorporate LGBTI inclusive practices within person-centred models of care.