Australia’s major sporting leagues are talking loudly about their support for LGBTI inclusion. But with the stands identified as the most homophobic sporting environment, Benedict Brook asks if it’s time to shift the focus from the fields to the fans.
THE president of the Sydney Convicts gay rugby union team has invited NSW Waratahs’ Jacques Potgieter to a training session with the team following the hefty fine the …
David Pocock’s allegations of anti-gay sledges during Sunday’s match between his team and the NSW Waratahs has led to the Australian Rugby Union fining Jacques Potgieter $20,000.
PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent has welcomed discussions with three major sporting codes in Queensland and Suncorp Stadium on tackling anti-gay crowd behaviour, but has expressed disappointment in the Brisbane Roar’s “inaction” on addressing homophobia in their Code of Conduct.
With the World Cup about to kick off, Australia still lacks an out gay male player amongst its ranks. But is now the right time for a gay player to come out?
In the wake of the gay rugby Bingham Cup-led initiative that saw Australia’s five major sporting codes sign on to the ground breaking Anti-Homophobia and Inclusion Framework, campaigners launch of a major initiative aimed at removing barriers that prevent many trans* and intersex people from taking part in sports.