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.

The Roadmap for a Return to Sport

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness programs



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