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Australian Conservatives candidate Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL’s designation of unisex bathrooms at the Pride Game last weekend. At the inclusive match on Saturday night, male and female bathroom doors had signs reading “Gender diversity is welcome here: Please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression”, and five bathroom blocks …

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A new campaign is encouraging sports clubs across the country to host their own Pride Cup to promote LGBTIQ inclusion, ahead of the third AFL Pride Game this weekend. The Pride Cup initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans …

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Queensland’s first AFL Pride Cup match will be held on the Gold Coast in July. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural Robina Roos women’s AFL team made their debut in …

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Teenage trans activist Georgie Stone has been named the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game in Melbourne. The 18-year-old, who is this year’s Young Victorian of the Year, said she’s proud to support her team and their commitment to inclusion. “I have been a St Kilda fan pretty much for as long as …

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Andrew Purchas, the founder of Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Sydney Convicts, has slammed rugby union star Israel Folau for his viral homophobic comment on social media. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram on Wednesday that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they repented …

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Comedian Joel Creasey has said he believes “the time is right” for a gay AFL player to come out. In a column for the Herald Sun newspaper, Joel explains that he met and slept with an AFL player. “We met at a party, we went home. I didn’t even realise he was an AFL player …

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Footballer Jason Ball has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the rollout of rainbow-themed Pride Cups to 150 AFL clubs around the country. “As a kid growing up in country Victoria, I loved playing footy more than anything else. But, as I got older, the football club also felt like the one place that I …

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Almost 9000 footy fans attended the first AFL Women’s League Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. On the field, players all wore rainbow-adorned guernseys and ran through a banner …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she doesn’t agree with the AFL’s decision to block her from this year’s AFLW draft because of concerns over her size. The decision to ban the 28-year-old on the eve of the AFLW draft was met with controversy. Officials said the decision was based on the Victorian Equal Opportunity …

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