Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown congratulates ACON for their Pride in Sport initiative that is designed to promote and encourage LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to the groundbreaking work of ACON, through their Pride in Sport initiative in promoting and encouraging LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport. Pride in Sport is Australia's first and only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of employees, players, volunteers and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities. In a world first, Pride in Sport has teamed up with the AFL, Cricket Australia, Hockey Australia, Netball Australia, Rugby Australia, Tennis Australia, Touch Football Australia, UniSport Australia, and Water Polo Australia to develop and implement guidelines to ensure these sports are safe and inclusive environments for trans and gender diverse people. It is an incredible achievement to have gotten so many sports on board with this initiative and a big step towards an Australian sporting landscape where everyone can feel safe and supported to play the sport they love. Massive congratulations to National Program Manager Beau Newell, ACON's Pride Inclusion Programs Director Dawn Hough, Associate Director Elaine Czulkowski and the whole Pride in Sport team, all of the sports and community representatives, and everyone else involved in this incredible program."
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