Last year was turbulent for HANNAH MOUNCEY, who was thrust into the public eye in 2017 after her nomination for the AFL women’s draft was …
“We must call out transphobic actions and language whenever and wherever we can, to make sure sport becomes a platform for inclusion and diversity and not a statement of exclusion.”
“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.