Launched today, the Pride in Sport Index aims to regularly measure how sporting codes support their LGBTI players, staff, spectators and supporters.
Major sporting codes are being asked to show their support to end LGBTI discrimination in a colourful way.
This summer the AFL 9s competition in Victoria will be more LGBTI-friendly, with two diversity teams billed to play.
Earlier this year, former Victorian Aussie Rules footballer Lachlan Beaton’s emotional YouTube please for equality went viral. In the Star Observer’s regular look at notable coming out stories, Beaton tells Benedict Brook the untold story of the fellow player who gave him the courage to finally be himself.