In a few short years, Proud 2 Play have helped shape the landscape of sports inclusion for LGBTI+ people in Victoria, and parts of Australia. We approach LGBTI+ inclusion in sport from all angles to provide grassroots organisations, clubs, state and national sporting organisations and other sporting associations with education, inclusive policy and procedure, inclusive events and improvements in LGBTI+ visibility in their sport. Through these approaches, we estimate to have supported over 1,000 LGBTI+ community members in sports inclusion.
Rainbow Sports Alliance
The Rainbow Sports Alliance is an Australian-first. A Proud 2 Play-facilitated working group aiming to encourage sporting organisations to work collaboratively to enhance inclusion of the LGBTI+ community across the Victorian sports landscape and beyond. Proud 2 Play are incredibly excited to be working with this broad range of sports and hope that the LGBTI+ community sees that the Victorian sporting community are committed to improving inclusion of all people regardless of sexuality, sex or gender identity. The Rainbow Sports Alliance is partially funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria to expand the alliance to include more members in 2020, as well as facilitating bi- monthly meetings.
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Annual physical education teacher forum (supported by City of Stonnington and Inner East Local Learning and Employment Network)
Group education delivered to employees and community members from Cricket Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Football Victoria and Athletics Australia
Midsumma Fest 2020
In 2020, Proud 2 Play have co-organised The Sports Precinct and it is back bigger and better than ever. Midsumma Carnival marks one of the largest events in Melbourne's queer calendar. Join us and over 20 sporting clubs and organisations celebrate in a fun, safe and vibrant sporting environment. Join in on a day of fun activities, from an energetic Queerlympics featuring fun mini games, to witnessing clubs battle it out in the ultimate lip sync competition
Advisors to VEOHRC Trans and Gender Diverse Sport Guidelines 2018
Advisors to AHRC and Sport Aus and Gender Diverse Sport Guidelines 2018/19
Advisor and Authors Cricket Victoria Trans and Gender Diverse Participation Guidelines
PE Learning Model
Curating the annual Proud Cricket Program in conjunction with Cricket Victoria
Wear It Purple community sports day
Running 10 'Come and Try' sessions across various sports
There is a growing body of research documenting the state of LGBTI+ inclusion in sport in Australia and internationally, the benefits of participation and challenges organisations may be faced with when creating inclusive environments. We believe in the power of using evidence-based research to underpin our actions. We regularly conduct this research ourselves in conjunction with sporting organisations and universities. To find out more, visit our Research section.
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Proud 2 Play operate in all levels of the sporting community to work towards creating more inclusive environments for LGBTI+ people. We have partnered with a host of community sporting clubs, elite sporting clubs, State Sporting Organisations, National Sporting Organisations and other supporting organisations to deliver these inclusive sporting opportunities. We know that inclusion in sport cannot happen overnight; Proud 2 Play believe in offering ongoing support to our partners to ensure true progress is made in supporting inclusion in their sports.
One of our largest supporters is Sport and Recreation Victoria, who share our vision to increase the diversity and inclusiveness in sport and recreation.