Unfair treatment based on someone’s sexuality – or assumptions about their sexuality – is discrimination and has no place in any sporting or recreation environment.



Many sports have now made it unacceptable to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or for spectators to vilify people with homophobic abuse at games, just as they have done for racial, gender and disability-based vilification and discrimination.

But the fact is, homophobia in sport still exists at all levels. And when homophobia is allowed to exist as standard practice in something as mainstream and everyday as sport, it marginalizes gay people and tells them ‘you don’t belong here’. There needs to be a collective effort from all to address this issue.

Play by the Rules has assembled a range of articles, videos, tools and education resources to help create awareness of GLBTI issues in sport. Check out the following:

Play by the Rules also supports relevant programs and campaigns such as the Fair Go Sport program and the No to Homophobia campaign.

Keep a look out on our website, facebook page and Twitter account for updates and for the latest relevant news items.