Swinburne Student Life are proud members of Pride in Sport and are dedicated to inclusion at all levels of sport for participants with diverse sexualities and genders.
We believe that every person in Australia has a fundamental right to participate in sport.
We are dedicated to participating in the Annual Pride in Sport Index
The Pride in Sport Index™ is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission. It is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of people with diverse sexualities and genders within Australian sporting organisations and codes more broadly. Participating in the index will allow Australian sporting organisations to not only assess their own practice but determine what constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark their own initiatives against an external measure and other sporting organisations.
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Pride in Sport will be conducting LGBTQ Awareness Training for leaders of all member organisations in an effort to provide formal professional development opportunities on the inclusion of LGBTQ people in your sport.
The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace and sporting community is important as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTQ employees/athletes and provide awareness on the impact that culture has on the lived experiences of LGBTQ people.
You can obtain a certificate after attending this session too!
Tuesday 12 October 2021; 12:30-2:00pm AEDT - Register Here
Proudly celebrating out women in sport!
Join Pride in Sport for this special panel event as a part of International Lesbian Day. We will hear of the lived experiences faced by out women in sport, and initiatives that sporting bodies can adopt to make their activities and competitions more inclusive for all people.
Thursday 7 October 2021; 3:00-4:30pm AEDT - Register Here
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