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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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ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

Rugby player Israel Folau has lost a major sponsor in the fallout from his recent social media post which declared that ‘hell awaits homosexuals’. Sportswear giant ASICS, who also sponsor Australia’s national team The Wallabies, posted their decision to social media yesterday. “ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society,” the brand […]

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PHOTOS: Fun in the sun at the Perth Pride Sports Festival

Perth’s first ever Pride Sports Festival kicked off last weekend and the all-day LGBTI+ event hit an absolute home run. Perth Pythons Hockey Club, the Perth Rams rugby team, White Pointers Water Polo Club, Loton Park Tennis Club, WA Roller Derby and more came together for a celebration of LGBTI+ people in sport and to […]

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Perth Pythons put WA on the map at Pride In Sport Awards

Perth Pythons put WA on the map at Pride In Sport Awards

Perth Pythons join the National Rugby League (NRL), Cricket Victoria and Australian Football League (AFL) club St. Kilda among the organisations that have been celebrated for LGBTI inclusion at the Australian Pride in Sport Awards. WA’s LGBTI+ hockey club brought home the award for LGBTI Community Sport and coach Reid Smith was recognised for his […]

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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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Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Australian rugby star Israel Folau has publicly reaffirmed that he stands by his statement that gay people are destined for “Hell” last month. The Wallabies player sparked criticism when he posted on Instagram that gay people will go to hell unless they repent for their sins, and responded to the controversy with a lengthy article […]

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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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