Pride in Sport Index & Awards

  Pride in Sport Index

The Pride in Sport Index is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission and a legacy of the Bingham Cup, Sydney.  Following the release of the Out on the Fields study in May 2015, the largest international study examining homophobia in sport, these organisations commissioned Pride in Diversity to develop a Pride in Sport Index.

The Pride in Sport Index™ (PSI) is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people within Australian sport and sporting organisations. Participating in the index will allow Australian sporting organisations to not only assess their own practice, but determine that which constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark their own initiatives against an external measure and other sporting organisations.

An advisory group has been established to assist Pride in Diversity in the development of the Pride in Sport Index.  The advisory group includes; the National Rugby League (NRL), the Australian Football League (AFL), the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), Football Federation Australia (FFA), Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, Water Polo Australia, Basketball Australia and Golf Australia.


2019 Pride in Sport Index Submission Documents

Submission documents for the 2019 index (for work carried out within 2018) will be uploaded shortly.

2019  Individual Award Nominations

Individual Award nominations forms will be uploaded shortly.

  • 2019 LGBTI ALLY Nomination
  • 2019 LGBTI Community Sporting Award Nomination
  • 2019 LGBTI Inclusion Initiative Nomination
  • 2019 LGBTI Inclusive Coach Nomination
  • 2019 Pride in Sport OUT Role Model Award Nomination
  • 2019 Small Club Award


2018 Pride in Sport Awards Recipients

The National Rugby League (NRL), Cricket Victoria and Australian Football League (AFL) club St. Kilda are among the organisations that have been named as Australia’s highest ranking sporting clubs and codes for LGBTI inclusion at the inaugural Australian Pride in Sport Awards held on 19 June 2018 at the Showtime Events Centre in Melbourne.

The Australian Pride in Sport Awards is the first celebration of its kind dedicated solely to recognising exceptional efforts in making sport more inclusive of LGBTI people. It is produced by Pride in Sport, the national not-for-profit sporting inclusion program spearheaded by Australia’s largest LGBTI health organisation ACON.

The St. Kilda Football Club took home the award for the Highest Ranking Overall sporting organisation, while Cricket Victoria were recognised as the Highest Ranking State Sporting Organisation. The NRL took out the Highest Ranking National Sporting Organisation award. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation was the recipient of the Achievement Award for Most Improved.

Three individuals across various sporting disciplines were awarded for their efforts in making their respective sports more inclusive of LGBTI players, employees and fans, while two community awards were also handed out. Click here for full media release with complete list of award recipients.

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