LGBTI prejudice is still a problem in sport - and that's unacceptable. Discrimination is robbing us of talent on the field and hurting fans off it.
If you love sport, Rise Up and lace up to make everyone feel welcome. Wear your laces for the Rainbow Round of Sport between
Thursday 6 April and Sunday 9 April 2017.
The 2015 international study ‘Out On The Fields’ highlighted just how widespread homophobia is in sport;
46% of participants believed that LGB’s are not accepted in sporting culture (versus 1% that did)
73% of gay men surveyed felt that homophobia is more common in team sports than other parts of society
84% of people who took part said homophobic jokes occur “all the time”, “often” or “sometimes”
It makes no bloody sense.
We won’t sit on the sidelines while something like homophobia threatens to taint the sport we love.
Pride in Diversity has been commissioned to develop the Pride in Sport Index (PSI), a world-first LGBTI inclusivity index for sport. The PSI is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sport Commission, and is a legacy of the Bingham Cup, Sydney.
The PSI will benchmark National and State sporting organisations. It was developed following ‘Out on the Fields,’ the largest international study examining homophobia in sport. The PSI will determine the current state of play, areas to be addressed and set national and state benchmarks by which sporting organisations can assess the impact of their inclusion initiatives year-on-year.
Find out more about the Pride in Sport Index
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