BroadAgenda: Trans people welcomed into community sport despite online vitriol

“Most people will be forgiven for not realising that the Australian Sports Commission published their Transgender & Gender-Diverse Inclusion Guidelines for HP Sport last week.

This is occurring four years after they partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports to develop and publish Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport.

What most people probably did notice was yet another week in a seemingly unending wave train of ill- and mis-informed opinions in a sea of hate – they just may not have realised that there was a new catalyst.”

I was honoured to be asked for my thoughts on the participation by trans people in sports by BroadAgenda recently … mostly because the majority of people involved in the discussion are cis people relying on second hand misinformation to inform their opinions. Anyway, here are my thoughts.