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Diverse communities

LGBTIQ+ communities

The term LGBTIQ+ is often used to refer to an individual’s identity in relation to their sexual orientation or gender.

It is used to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and other identities related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Discrimination based on these identities has been reported in sports for a long time, and homophobia and transphobia are still common in sport in Australia, with detrimental impact on health and wellbeing.

Many LGBTIQ+ people don’t see sport as a safe space where they can participate because of the continued prevalence of discrimination and hostility. Recently, there has been increased effort to address these issues with programs and initiatives like Pride in Sport and Rainbow Roadmap.



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