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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World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
Led by Elisabeth Lane from Pride in Diversity, and co-hosted with the Richmond Football Club, these sessions are for anyone who wants to support LGBTIQA+ inclusion at Swinburne, including those who identify as LGBTIQA+, their allies and supporters! LGBTIQ Awareness Training
Monday 29 November 10:30 am – 12pm
An introductory session about the LGBTIQA+ community and LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The session will cover why inclusion matters, the lived experiences and challenges for LGBTIQA+ people and actions you can take to be more supporting and inclusive. Register here Empowering Allies
Tuesday 30 November 1:30pm – 3pm Outline: This session will build on the LGBTIQA+ Awareness Training, focusing on what an ally is and how to be a good ally. You’ll develop skills, strategies and knowledge to respond to common views on LGBTIQA+ inclusion initiatives and how to intervene in non-inclusive situations. Register Here
Why Josh Cavallo's announcement matters more than you think - Read Here
Out In Sports study proves what we’ve known for years: Athletes support LGBTQ teammates - Read Here
Are sporting bodies just paying lip service to LGBTQ+ athletes and fans? Read Here
Elite cyclist comes out, calls out his sport for homophobia - Read Here
Gay footballer was legally advised not to come out, says Rio Ferdinand - Read Here
What legacy will the Tokyo Games leave for the LGBTQI community? Listen Here
At least 182 out LGBTQ athletes are at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, more than triple the number in Rio - Read here