“By not being involved in P.E. or sport at a young age, LGBTI+ people are missing out on the positive effects that come with participation in sport.”
“One of the mothers from the club baked rainbow cookies with her seven-year-old to show that they support the LGBTI community.”
“As the heart of many communities, sporting clubs have the power to create ripple effects and transform attitudes.”
“We still don’t have any AFL men’s players who feel safe enough to publicly talk about their sexuality or gender identity”
Members of the LGBTI community and their allies have taken to social media to condemn Channel 9 and Newman’s comments.
A pride day will be held during Midsumma allowing LGBTI people to try their hand at cricket in an inclusive environment.
A new non-profit has launched, aiming to increase LGBT inclusion for younger people aged 14 – 24 in sport.