Congratulations Riley!

Gateway Health’s Gender Service Community Reference Group member, Riley Briese, has won the Premier’s volunteer of the year award! We knew that he was one of the winners of his category, then he won the overall award (Dame Elisabeth Murdoch award) which included a $10,000 donation to a charity/non-profit of his choice – and he has chosen Gateway Health’s Gender Service.

Riley Governor Premier of Victoria volunteer awardsEquality advocate Riley Briese has been named the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year for his work supporting young transgender people in regional Victoria.

The 20-year-old is helping change the landscape of care and support for transgender Victorians through the founding of his Gateway Health Gender Service, which provides information and referrals for children questioning their gender and other young people.

It also offers assistance to families and professionals, such as doctors, teachers and other service providers.

Mr Briese was formally recognised at the Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards ceremony at Government House, where he received the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Trophy and $10,000 for his charity of choice.

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