Once completed, the rainbow road will be there for at least two years—and is expected to be a prime spot for selfies.
The awards are the first celebration of their kind in Australia.
“As the heart of many communities, sporting clubs have the power to create ripple effects and transform attitudes.”
“I feel like now I can really enjoy the footy and go to matches and feel like I belong.”
“I grew up playing football with my brother on the boys’ team but when I turned 14 they stopped me playing because I was a girl”
The 50 metre line was painted in colours of the rainbow and players from both teams donned rainbow gear for the game.
“It will be an act of resistance – these older lesbians jumping on the tram to hold hands and bring visibility”
Chief Executive of the Saints, Matt Finnis, said his club is committed to championing LGBTI pride in the AFL.