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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Athlete and trans woman Laurel Hubbard is set to make history as the first transgender person to compete in the Olympic Games. Representing New Zealand, Hubbard will be heading to Tokyo to compete in the women’s super heavyweight 87kg+ event later this year. “I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has […]

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Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

This Saturday 8th May, Pride Cup and VicHealth are celebrating eight years of the Yarra Valley Pride Cup, a catalyst for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in Australian sport. The Yarra Valley Pride Cup was founded in 2013, after player and future Young Victorian of the Year Jason Ball came out as gay to his team. What began […]

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Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

The Perth Spectres, our local LGBTIQ+ basketball team, begin their training for 2021 on Sunday morning and everyone is invited to head down and join in the action. No matter what your skill level is you’re welcome to join in, it doesn’t matter if you recently retired from the NBA or are yet to master […]

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Research: Half of LGB teens experience homophobia in sport

Research: Half of LGB teens experience homophobia in sport

Two complementary studies released from Melbourne’s Monash University this week have taken a closer look at homophobia/biphobia and invisibility in sport. The world-first studies examine the lack of visible lesbian, gay and bisexual+ in sport, and the experiences of young LGB people who come out to their teammates. The first study, led by researchers Erik […]

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Perth Pythons Hockey Club get back on the pitch this Sunday

Perth Pythons Hockey Club get back on the pitch this Sunday

The Perth Pythons Hockey Club are back in action for a new season, with training getting started this Sunday. Pythons Club Coach and President Reid Smith said the LGBTIQ+ team are keen to get started for another year. “We really want people to know that training sessions are open to anyone, queer, straight, trans, any […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Liberal senator Claire Chandler has hit out at recently announced inclusive policies by Australia’s leading sporting codes saying they are ignoring evidence about transgender women. Last week eight of Australia’s major sporting codes jointly announced new polices focusing on making sport inclusive for all people, and outlining how transgender men and women can also participate […]

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Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

For the first time anywhere in the world, Australia’s peak sporting bodies have come together to stand up for trans and gender diverse communities, with a commitment to inclusion in sports. The announcement was made this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground, led by ACON’s Pride In Sport program, where eight leading organisations revealed new […]

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Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

New research analysing the effective of Pride Cups in sporting codes has found that it significantly reduces the amount of homophobic language being used, but researchers have also found anti-LGBTI attitudes remain prevalent in community sport. Individuals at nearly half of Australian sporting clubs involved in a new Monash University and VicHealth study still believe […]

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Join Perth Rams for a belated birthday celebration this August

Join Perth Rams for a belated birthday celebration this August

Local LGBTIQ+ rugby team Perth Rams are celebrating their second birthday, revisiting the antics of the club’s smash-hit fundraising events last year. #GetRammed marks two years for the inclusive squad, which has seen some massive achievements since their inception in 2018.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Perth Rams RUFC […]

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Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Seven of Australia’s peak sporting organisations have criticised the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill in a submission to the Attorney General’s office. The Coalition of Major Professional & Participation Sport (COMPPS) – which is comprised of Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Rugby Australia, Netball Australia, the AFL, NRL and FFA – have delivered a document to […]

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