LGBTIQ+ Inclusion

Hockey Victoria is a proudly diverse organisation, who actively celebrates LGBTIQ+ diversity, inclusion, and pride in Victorian Hockey through the previously much-loved Fair Go, Sport initiatives with the Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission, and more recently our annual Pride Cup Round with Pride Cup Australia.

HV recognises the importance of engaging a diverse community in growing participation, as well as valuing inclusivity and understanding the social responsibilities sport has in providing opportunities for all. We are committed to changing attitudes, promoting positive language, and policies that contribute to ensuring LGBTIQ+ people feel welcome, comfortable, and recognised in today’s game.

Hockey Victoria has zero-tolerance for any form of bullying, harassment, and/or vilification towards people with diverse sexuality and/or genders. This includes forms of homophobia, biphobia, and/or transphobia.

How to report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour?

-For incidents that occur on game day, please lodge an incident report which can be found here on our disciplinary page.

-For any club concerns, Hockey Victoria encourages you to follow your club’s grievance procedure and/or contact your club’s grievance officer or Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) to discuss the incident confidentiality. 

Should you require additional assistance, please contact Michaela Cook, Inclusion Manager at mcook@hockeyvictoria.org.au or on 0437 035 812

Who can help your club increase LGBTIQ+ inclusion? 

Hockey Victoria has partnered with, Proud 2 Play and Pride Cup to help our hockey community to be a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for all LGBTIQ+ current and prospective members.

Click on the images below to learn more about these fantastic organisations or contact Hockey Victoria’s Inclusion Manager, Michaela Cook at mcook@hockeyvictoria.org.au for more information. 

LGBTIQ+ Videos

 

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Resources

 

Pride In Sport

Hockey Victoria participated in the national Pride in Sport Index.

The Pride in Sport Index is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Sport Australia.

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 allows Australian sporting organisations to not only assess their own practice but determine which constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark their own initiatives against an external measure and other sporting organisations.

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