Rugby Victoria host LGBTIQ+ Sport Inclusion Workshop

by Rugby Vic Media

Today Rugby Victoria hosted over 60 people from across the Sport Sector to better understand and navigate LGBTIQ+ sport inclusion.

The workshop included attendees by the State Government, Local Governments, National Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Associations, Charities and community organisations.

The workshop was facilitated by Erik Denison and Nadia Bevan from Monash University.

A huge thank you to all of our presenters:

Erik Denison - Monash University

Nadia Bevan - Monash University

James Lolicato - Pride Cup

Beau Newell - Pride in Sport

Luke Major - Proud2Play

Sarah Kogod - You Can Play

Glen Witman - You Can Play

Andrea Barone - You Can Play

Thank you to Rugby Australia for supporting the event.

A special thank you to Sara Kogod, Glen Witman and Andrew Barone form You Can Play who provided wonderful insights and learnings from their work in North America.

You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, and only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.