Free Resources

Transgender & Gender Diverse Inclusion Guidelines for High Performance Sport


© 2023 Australian Sports Commission

These Guidelines were developed at the request of sports who were looking for guidance on this complex issue at the elite level of sport. They are designed to be a resource for national sporting bodies who develop policies in this space at a high performance level only.

Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport


© 2019 Australian Human Rights Commission

Sport Australia partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports to develop Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport.

Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sport


© 2014 Bingham Cup Sydney

This Anti-homophobia & Inclusion Framework (Framework) sets out a structure for the development of Antihomophobia & Inclusion Policies (Policies) to be adopted by the Australian Rugby Union, Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Football Federation Australia and Cricket Australia (each, a Sport Peak Body).

HIV & Sport: Myths vs Truths


© 2020 Pride in Sport
[ACON Health Ltd]

HIV is very different today compared to previous decades. Highly effective treatments mean that people now living with HIV can live healthy and active lifestyles, including playing sport. 

This resource breaks down the myths of HIV and sport.

Pride in Sport Infographic


© 2020 Pride in Sport
[ACON Health Ltd]

HIV is very different today compared to previous decades. Highly effective treatments mean that people now living with HIV can live healthy and active lifestyles, including playing sport. 

This resource breaks down the myths of HIV and sport.


Social Media & Issues Management in Sport


© 2019 Heard MSL & Pride in Sport

The best managed crisis is the one you never hear about. That’s why crisis preparation, planning and training is so important.

It helps to inform decision making, test responsiveness and ensure your organisation has the skills and support to effectively navigate situations that pose a risk, either to people and safety, operations or reputation.

Pride in Sport Index Publications

2020 PSI Publication


© 2020 Pride in Sport

2020 National Survey Data


© 2020 Pride in Sport

2018 PSI Publication


© 2018 Pride in Sport

2017 PSI Publication


© 2017 Pride in Sport

Video Library

2020 Diversity & Inclusion in Sport Forum

The Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum is back for 2020, and coming to you via livestream. 2020’s natural disasters, and the COVID-19 health crisis, have had a significant impact on community sport across Australia. However, these events have only reinforced the importance of community clubs and associations connecting with, and reflecting, their diverse and vibrant local communities. Inclusion and diversity has never been more important. Community sports survival may depend on it!

Hosted by Beau Newell, the panel includes: Moya Dodd, Dr Ben Gauntlett, and Sam Turner.

Non-Binary ≠ Non-Participation – Panel Event

Sport has an historic alignment to the gender binary (male and female), however this doesn’t mean those who identify as Non-Binary should be excluded from participating in sport and recreation.

We explore current restrictions faced by non-binary people, and initiatives and case studies that sports can adopt to make their activities and competitions more inclusive for all people.

Energy of the Self-Edit

For LGBTQ+ individuals, almost all of them have self-edited their life in some way to hide something about them, or to pretend to be someone they’re not. The energy used in self-editing equates to 30% of your daily energy. Within a sporting context this is only heightened by the perpetual negative stigma and homophobia embedded in Australian sporting culture. This presentation will explore examples of self-editing and how sporting organisations can help.

Watch “Eliminating the Self Edit – Beau Newell” here.

How do we keep the inclusion of LGBTQ people on the agenda?

Think Tank 3 of the Post COVID-19 Community Sports Forums will ask the question – how do we keep the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people on the agenda? The COVID-19 crises has bought challenges and opportunities for community sport. On the one hand there is the possibility that much of the progress made in recent times with respect to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people could be lost in the scramble to get community sport going again, particularly with limited resources. On the other hand, community sport now has an opportunity to reimagine inclusion, to finally find its place for everyone in the community.

Dave Pocock language of homophobia

Professional athletes aren’t coming out because of homophobia in society. I don’t think sports any more homophobic than the wider society in Australia. And I think in many cases it’s not overt homophobia, it’s the language that people use – the casual put-downs that are homophobic in nature, I think that until we begin to challenge that language and not make it this big deal and stop the ‘othering’ then we’ll see people a bit more comfortable in their own skin.

You Can Play

The You Can Play campaign is a national campaign to address homophobia in sport. There are a range of resources and many videos you can use to support the anti-homophobia in sport message.

Homophobia in Sport and the Pride in Sport Index

Andrew Purchas from the Bingham Cup talks about homophobia in sport and the Pride in Sport Index at the 2016 Diversity and inclusion in Sport Forum.

Inclusion of transgender and intersex people in sport

Peter Hyndal from Tran-formative Solutions talks about the inclusion of transgender and intersex participants in sport –


Danielle Warby on inclusion on creating a gender and sex diversity policy

Danielle Warby speaks at the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum on creating a gender and sex diversity policy. 

Other Resources and Links

ACON Health is Australia’s largest LGBTQ health organisation that provides global leadership in areas of community health, inclusion, and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.

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.

The Pride in Sport Index is the first and only benchmarking instrument in Australia specifically designed to assess the inclusion of people with diverse sexualities and genders within Australian sporting organisations. 

TransHub is a digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse people, their loved ones, allies and health providers. TransHub offers the information that many trans individuals so desperately needed, but didn’t have access to as we grew up or grew toward our most authentic selves.

The Australian Sports Commission comprises; Sport Australia — responsible for driving the broader sport sector including participation, supporting activities linked to sport and sport industry growth, and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) — leading our high-performance sport system.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. We protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.