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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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Members wanted for local LGBTI+ AFL team

Members wanted for local LGBTI+ AFL team

Perth’s LGBTI+ sporting scene is kicking off but there are still a few players waiting on the bench. Loton Park flies its rainbow flag, The White Pointers Water Polo team have been making a splash, the Perth Pythons are dragging queens to the hockey pitch while a number of others are forming LGBTI-inclusive teams. Adelaide […]

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Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Footballer Hannah Mouncey has been given the green light to play in the AFL’s women’s league at state and territory level after being blocked by a subcommittee late last year. Mouncey has released a lengthy statement welcoming the AFL’s decision, but made a point of not thanking the organisation for doing something “open to every […]

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AFL block trans player Hannah Mouncey from women’s draft

AFL block trans player Hannah Mouncey from women’s draft

The Australian Football League have received a mixed response after they refused the nomination of a transgender athlete from playing in the women’s league ahead of this week’s 2018 draft. The AFL revealed on Tuesday that the ACT’s Hannah Mouncey would not be eligible to play in the AFLW 2018 after deliberation. In a statement, […]

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AFL to rule whether transgender player can be drafted

AFL to rule whether transgender player can be drafted

The AFL is set to announce a landmark decision on whether a transgender player can be included in the 2018 draft picks for the women’s league. Canberra based player Hannah Mouncey has nominated for the draft, but with just a few days remaining until teams pick their new players for the 2018 season, she’s still […]

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Docker Michael Johnson appears in court over assault charges

Docker Michael Johnson appears in court over assault charges

Fremantle Docker player Michael Johnson is awaiting the outcome of his trial for assault occasioning bodily harm. The footballer player was charged after an altercation in a Leederville Kebab shop in November 2016. A Perth court heard that Johnson allegedly struck 24 year old Bunbury school teacher Tim Bowen and attempted to strike his friend […]

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AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

The Western Bulldogs have thrown their support behind the YES campaign for marriage equality with a short video on social media. The Victorian team’s President, Vice-President, CEO, and players from both their men’s and women’s teams have shared their reasons for working towards a YES outcome in the postal survey on marriage here in Australia. […]

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St Kilda Saints condemn transphobic language on The Footy Show

St Kilda Saints condemn transphobic language on The Footy Show

The St Kilda Football Club have released an official statement condemning a transphobic conversation broadcast on Channel 9’s The Footy Show this week. Speaking about Caitlyn Jenner, host Sam Newman referred to the Olympic medalist and reality star as “it”. “What is she, is it he or she now?” Newman asked, “It it transgender is it, or […]

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AFL icon Nicky Winmar to support LGBTIQ rights with son at Pride Game

Indigenous AFL star Nicky Winmar is proud to be attending this weekend’s AFL Pride Game between the Sydney Swans and his former team St Kilda, along with his gay son Tynan. Winmar made Australian sporting history not only as an exceptional player, but when in 1993 he took a stand against racism during a match […]

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Sydney Swans and St Kilda to face off in AFL’s first Pride Game

Sydney Swans and St Kilda to face off in AFL’s first Pride Game

The AFL have officially announced the launch of the league’s very first Pride Game earlier this week to promote LGBTIQ inclusivity and raise awareness of queer issues among fans and players of the great Australian pastime. Though the Sydney Swans played an off season match in support of the LGBTIQ community with Fremantle last year, […]

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