Pride in Sport

Our Pride in Sport program aims to provide a safe place for LGBTQIA+ identifying people to participate in sport.

We believe all people have the right to freely participate in recreation, fitness, and sport, and benefit from the wellness it brings. As the first University to be a signatory to the ACON’s Pride in Sport Program, we are currently working to implement inclusive practices to ensure the safe and equal inclusion of LGBTQIA+ identifying people.

Queer Gym Night

We've partnered with the UMSU Queer Collective to run a Queer Gym Night through weeks 6-9 in semester 1. The gym sessions are for people of all abilities, free from transphobia and homophobia, in the company of your fellow queers.

Whether you’re brand new and just trying to get your 30 minutes a week in, or a long-time junkie, we’ve got you covered.

Classes are run at Lincoln Square Fitness Centre (183 Bouverie Street, Carlton) and provide an inclusive and fun environment for community members to engage with fitness and exercise. The program has exclusive use of the facility, which is closed to the public during class times.

Day and time: Fridays 5pm

Location: Lincoln Square Fitness 183 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dates/sessions/instructor:

  1. 16 April - Gym cardio session with Mo (Muhammed)
  2. 23 April - Body Pump with Keren
  3. 30 April - Pilates with Alice
  4. 7 May - HIIT class with Keren

Pride in Sport winners

Melbourne University Sport (MU Sport) has been awarded the highest honour for LGBTQIA+ initiatives in Australian sport at the 2020 Australian Pride in Sport Awards.

The award is based on the results of Aids Council of New South Wales’s (ACON) Pride in Sport Index (PSI) – an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission – is an independently administered benchmarking system used to assess LGBTQIA+ inclusion practices within Australian sporting organisations.

MU Sport achieved a gold tier PSI result this year, up from silver in 2019 when they shared the highest honour with Tennis Australia. The improvement in overall ranking has also seen MU Sport awarded the Most Improved Sporting Organisation Award.

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Resources

Policies and Guides

Click on the relevant item to download the PDF resources.

MU Sport LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Policy

The MU Sport LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Policy, covering all areas of our sport.

LGBTQIA+ Companion Guide

MU Sport LGBTQIA+ Policy Companion Guide – providing a breakdown of policy areas and useful practice tips.

Trans and Gender Diverse Language Guide (ACON)

Language guide produced by ACON for understanding pronouns and respectful communication with trans and gender diverse people.

Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport (the basics)

Some basic information around the meaningful inclusion of trans and gender diverse people in sport.

Pride in Action Network Ally Brochure

An Ally resource produced by the UoM Pride in Action Network.

Creating an LGBTI+ Inclusive Club

Proud2Play Resources Hub

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact our Leadership Manager Bridgid Junot for more details on our inclusion efforts, or to find out how you can get involved. If you identify as LGBTQIA+ feel free to get in contact with Bridgid to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your participation or your experiences in sport.

Bridgid Junot
Leadership Manager
bridgid.junot@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 9035 6600