Grants are distributed to organisations that engage GLBTI young people in the design and delivery of initiatives such as social support groups, mainstream anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and diversity programs and campaigns, youth mentoring and peer education.
"HEY grants help to eliminate stigma and discrimination, as well as promote strength and resilience in GLBTI young people," Ms Wooldridge said.
"Victoria has a reputation for being an inclusive state, and supporting GLBTI young people to improve their mental wellbeing and reduce stigma in the community is a vital component of that.
The GLBTI population makes up about 500,000 of this Central American nation's approximately 4.3 million people.
Orozco's staunch anti-gay position has earned him unwavering rejection from the GLBTI community, who consider him a homophobic politician.
Orozco's election on May 31 as president of the Human Rights Committee by the group's pro-government majority of which Orozco is an ally triggered massive opposition from the local civil society in general and the GLBTI community in particular.
Ministry of Social Development (2006) GLBTI
Policy: Information Update September 2006, Ministry of Social Development, Wellington.
Many parts of Evolution's Rainbow are a delight to read, but whether any of these adaptationist arguments have enduring significance for GLBTI
acceptance remains to be seen.
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said the funding will support the Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) project's suicide prevention and positive mental health programs for GLBTI young people in Victoria.
"The HEY project has a strong record of helping organisations to provide mental health promotion and capacity building activities with GLBTI young people.
Grants are distributed to organisations that engage GLBTI young people in initiatives such as social support groups; mainstream anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and diversity programs and campaigns; youth mentoring; and peer education.
HEY Day is a one-day professional development opportunity that aims to increase the capacity of youth sector professionals to support and promote positive health and well-being outcomes for GLBTI young people, Ms Wooldridge said.