“We want to build a sports community in which LGBTIQ+ players and fans feel safe, respected and included – anytime, anywhere.”
The award was given to researcher Erik Denison, who implemented a research-driven program designed to end the use of homophobic language in sport.
“I was [originally] trying to fit into a world I was never going to fit into – a long time ago I was advised to act like a man to get promoted.”
The research coincides with the unveiling of the ‘Signs of Love’ sculpture, which points to all 123 Oxford Streets around the country, including seven Mardi Gras-themed signposts in regional areas.
Mental Health Australia was established in 1997 as Australia’s first independent, national peak body to represent the interests of the mental health sector.
The new benchmark will “provide a much-needed resource for those seeking to ensure full inclusivity of LGBTI people within the services and programs that they offer”.
Participants in the Gay Bodies Worldwide study will be asked about the types of bodies they are attracted to, appearance-based discrimination, eating and body dysmorphic disorders, steroids, the influence of social media, and more.