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Hannah Mouncey

By Daryl Adair, University of Technology Sydney The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their …

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Hannah Mouncey

Hannah Mouncey has said she will not nominate for the upcoming AFLW draft, citing the ongoing “enormous” toll the process has taken on herself and her friends and family. The 28-year-old transgender footballer made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. “There are a number of things I can’t risk by continuing this fight, which …

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pride cup

More football teams are being encouraged to hold their own LGBTIQ-inclusive Pride Cup matches after Queensland’s first was hailed a success last Saturday. 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 Robina Roos …

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ALFW team Robina Roos toast the upcoming Pride Cup at their Gold Coast club

The Robina Roos’ AFLW team is getting ready to host Queensland’s first ever Pride Cup match this month to help fight homophobia in sport. 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 …

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Hannah Mouncey

Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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Lyle Shelton not happy transgender

Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL 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 …

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AFL Pride games LGBTIQ inclusion

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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Robina Roos

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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Georgie Stone

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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