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Program in Victoria aims to support young LGBTI people in sport.

While a number of sport groups have once-off pride events, Proud Cricket in Victoria is going further. Jesse Jones reports. *** Young LGBTI people have very low rates of participation in sport, but a program in Victoria is aiming to change that by getting people involved in local, inclusive cricket clubs. Proud Cricket is a joint initiative of Proud 2 Play, Cricket Victoria, and VicHealth. Chief executive of Proud 2 Play, James Lolicato, says the project is all about encouraging people of diverse genders and sexualities to get involved in sport. “We wanted to create a program to make sure that those who haven’t played before, or want to get back into the sport, have an opportunity to do so.”

Inclusion - the message at Pride forum

Swimmer Daniel Kowalski, Pride Cup co-founder Jason Ball, transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey and Proud 2 Play chief executive James Lolicato spoke at the Proud To Be Community Forum. Photograph Kate Withers The overarching message at last week's inaugural Proud To Be Community Forum in Traralgon was that "nobody should have to fight to join in" when it comes to sport. Run by Latrobe Regional Hospital, the forum was designed to educate community members about the importance of making the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and questioning communities welcome at a club level. Price Cup co-founder Jason Ball headed a star-studded guest speaking panel which included Olympic swimming c

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