“The AFL is happy to talk the talk when it comes to LGBTI inclusion, but Hannah’s experience shows that when push comes to shove they’re not prepared to walk the walk.”
“I’m not going to let any opponent, not even the AFL, hold me back.”
“There’s been a lot of sledging and things like that. Nearly every game sometimes, but it’s something that I’ve learned to deal with.”
Footballer Hannah Mouncey, trans advocate Michelle Sheppard, and non-binary activist Joe Ball were invited to speak to the club about LGBTI inclusion.
“There are words so poisonous with historical violence and persecution they’re no longer acceptable in public discourse.”
The footballer is in limbo while the league creates a trans policy.
“Of the six AFLW players I spoke to around this issue, five felt strongly that transgender athletes shouldn’t be allowed to compete in the AFLW.”
“If you had told me three weeks ago I was going to play footy this year, I probably would have said you were nuts.”
“It’s clear that more work needs to be done to support transgender and intersex inclusion”