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Hannah Mouncey

Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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Sydney Convicts

The Sydney Convicts rugby team has won this year’s Bingham Cup, held in Amsterdam over the weekend. Known as the “World Cup of gay rugby”, the three-day Bingham Cup tournament came down to a grand final match between the Convicts and New York’s Gotham Knights. The Convicts took home the trophy with a 22 to …

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AFL Pride games LGBTIQ inclusion

A new campaign is encouraging sports clubs across the country to host their own Pride Cup to promote LGBTIQ inclusion, ahead of the third AFL Pride Game this weekend. The Pride Cup initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans …

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Robina Roos

Queensland’s first AFL Pride Cup match will be held on the Gold Coast in July. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural Robina Roos women’s AFL team made their debut in …

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Georgie Stone

Teenage trans activist Georgie Stone has been named the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game in Melbourne. The 18-year-old, who is this year’s Young Victorian of the Year, said she’s proud to support her team and their commitment to inclusion. “I have been a St Kilda fan pretty much for as long as …

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Fremantle Dockers AFLW Players

Two AFLW players ( Australian Football League for Women ) from the Fremantle Dockers have announced their engagement. Team captain Kara Donnellan proposed to her partner Ebony Antonio in Bali, where the couple are sharing post-season downtime with friends and teammates, Fairfax Media reported. “Oooop there it is… I finally gave in and put a …

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Comedian Joel Creasey has said he believes “the time is right” for a gay AFL player to come out. In a column for the Herald Sun newspaper, Joel explains that he met and slept with an AFL player. “We met at a party, we went home. I didn’t even realise he was an AFL player …

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Footballer Jason Ball has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the rollout of rainbow-themed Pride Cups to 150 AFL clubs around the country. “As a kid growing up in country Victoria, I loved playing footy more than anything else. But, as I got older, the football club also felt like the one place that I …

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Almost 9000 footy fans attended the first AFL Women’s League Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. On the field, players all wore rainbow-adorned guernseys and ran through a banner …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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