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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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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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