The Resource of the month for October are the LGBTI+ Resources.
Despite people who identify as LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) making up an estimated 11% of the Australian population, research shows that sport participation rates for the LGBTIQ+ community are amongst the lowest of any community group.
To help clubs understand some of the barriers to participation for the LGBTIQ+ community, Proud 2 Play, together with South West Sport, have developed a suite of online resources, including a short course to be hosted on the well known “Play By The Rules” website.
The project was made possible through support from VicHealth, and had direct input from several south west sporting clubs whose feedback helped shape the online short course.
A launch event for the resources on September 22nd featured an All-Star panel who have been assembled to introduce the sports industry to the new online resources.