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Australian Business, Sport And Health Leaders To Champion LGBTI Inclusion

Six extraordinary and influential LGBTI Australians, internationally-recognised as leaders in their respective fields, have been appointed patrons of landmark LGBTI inclusion initiatives spearheaded by ACON: Alan Joyce AC, Daniel Kowalski OAM, Alex Blackwell, Kerryn Phelps AM, Michael Ebeid AM and Jennifer Westacott. Established in 2009 by NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation
4 May 2018 Continue Reading

Pride in Sport Op-Ed: Israel Folau – Why All the Fuss?

What is God’s plan for gay people?  “HELL … Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God” The following is an op-ed from Dawn Hough, Director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs. __________ When one of Australia’s leading sport stars states that gay people are destined for hell on his social media
12 Apr 2018 Continue Reading

Australian-First Awards To Celebrate LGBTI Inclusion In Sport

Sporting identities, clubs and codes across the country will gather in Melbourne in June for the inaugural Australian Pride in Sport Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements in LGBTI inclusion in Australian sport, both on and off the field. The Australian Pride in Sport Awards is the first celebration of its kind
5 Apr 2018 Continue Reading

Qantas CEO Becomes Patron Of LGBTI Workplace Inclusion Program

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce AC, has today been announced as a co-patron of ACON’s national not-for-profit program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity. Mr Joyce will share the position with recently appointed patron and Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott. Mr Joyce will take over
14 Feb 2018 Continue Reading

Jennifer Westacott Becomes LGBTI Inclusion Program Patron

Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, has today been announced as a co-patron of ACON’s national not-for-profit program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity. Ms Westacott will share the position with founding patron and former High Court Justice, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Ms Westacott
11 Nov 2017 Continue Reading

AFL Praised For Making Its Mark For LGBTI Inclusion

Pride in Sport congratulates the AFL for their public show of support for the LGBTI community at this weekend’s Pride Game between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans. This game sends a strong message that the AFL, along with sport in general, should be something that everyone can feel a
12 Aug 2017 Continue Reading

Australia’s Top 20 Employers For LGBTI Inclusion Announced

Westpac Group has been named Australia’s 2016 Employer of the Year for LGBTI inclusion for the first time at a special event held in Sydney by ACON’s Pride in Diversity (PID) program, a national not-for-profit employer program for the inclusion of LGBTI people in the workplace. Employer of the Year heads
20 May 2016 Continue Reading

#RainbowLaces Campaign To Help Kick-Out Homophobia From Sport

Australian sporting teams and their fans are being urged to make the sporting environment a more inclusive place for all by helping to address one of the last great taboos of sport – homophobia. Teams and individual athletes have been invited to show their support for booting-out homophobia from sport by
31 Mar 2016 Continue Reading