Joint statement by Transgender Victoria and OII Australia on the new Anti-Homphobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports.

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We welcome Wednesday's publication of the anti-homophobia policy, "Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework For Australian Sports". We welcome the intention to address issues facing trans and gender diverse people due to their gender identity, and intersex people due to their intersex status.

These issues are important to our communities, and we look forward to working with sporting and human rights organisations to ensure equality of access to sport.

Morgan Carpenter says, "Intersex people can sometimes face homophobia and exclusion when playing or competing as their birth and legal sex. Athletes such as Caster Semenya, suspected of being intersex, have faced heightened scrutiny, humiliation, and questions about their womanliness and their genitals. Intersex people need sport just as much as other members of the community, and we warmly welcome an opportunity to improve access."

Sally Goldner says: "TGV welcomes any move to ensure trans and gender diverse people are able to be involved in sport on their merits rather than being excluded based on inaccurate generalisations. We would welcome the opportunity to meet as soon as possible with Bingham Cup organisers – or any sporting body for that matter."

"We aim to meet before the prestigious Bingham Cup tournament takes place in Sydney in August this year."



Transgender Victoria (TGV) was founded in the late 1990s to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people, their partners, families and friends.

TGV uses TGD to refer to people whose gender identity or expression is different from that which was assigned at birth or that which is expected of them by society.

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Transgender Victoria (TGV) work with and for, the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community as well as its allies, to create positive change in areas that impact the human rights of TGD people. 

TGV represents the TGD community in challenging discrimination and assists to empower TGD people so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.

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