The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their recommendations. However, the Australian Football League (AFL),... Continue Reading →

Patience and respect in AFL talks key to progress for trans footballers Michelle Sheppard

When working with the AFL, it is important to understand what you’re dealing with. There is 122 years of culture in a country whose identity has been shaped by organised sport, binary male-female environments with a lot of uncertainty and very little education on LGBTIQ+ lived experiences. When I migrated to Australia 16 years ago... Continue Reading →

ESSENDON BOMBERS HEAR TRANS AND NON-BINARY ACTIVISTS ON POWER OF PRIDE IN SPORT

Footballer Hannah Mouncey, trans advocate Michelle Sheppard, and non-binary activist Joe Ball were invited to speak to the club about LGBTI inclusion. SHARE ON: LAURENCE BARBER — JULY 18, 2018 A trio of trans and non-binary activists have spoken to players and staff at the Essendon Bombers football club about the impact of visibility in... Continue Reading →

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