The links between homophobic and sexist behaviour in sport, gender-based violence, and youth suicide will be in the spotlight as Melbourne hosts the world’s first pride game in community rugby union. A trial of new programs to address these problems will be launched at the historic event this Saturday, hosted by the Melbourne Rugby Club in partnership with Rugby Australia and Rugby Victoria. There are three Pride Cups up for grabs, over three matches at Orrong Romanis Reserve, Prahran.
A Monash University expert can speak to the importance of such games, as well as new programs being developed to stop homophobic and sexist attitudes in sport.
Erik Denison, Co-investigator – challenging discriminatory language in sport, Faculty of Education