UWA Sport acknowledges IDAHOBIT

17 May 2021 | 2 min

On May 17 every year, communities across the globe celebrate IDAHOBIT – International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. On May 17 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Today, IDAHOBIT is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ people, raising awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

Through sport at UWA, we endeavour to provide an inclusive and diversified space, whereby all students and community members can come together in a safe and respectful environment. We are committed to celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community through our values to encourage and support equity, fairness and inclusiveness in all that we do.

We support the LGBTQIA+ community by not tolerating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia or interphobia. In doing so, it is important to acknowledge that not everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community experiences the same issues. Ultimately, if you have the ability to support someone facing prejudice or marginalisation, give it a go.

As part of our newly developed Inclusive Framework for sport, we are committed to providing everyone at UWA equality of opportunity, experience and outcome. Fun is a key component of sport at UWA, and we understand that in order for people to have fun, individuals must feel accepted, included and above all else, welcomed.

More information can be found on the on IDAHOBIT website. If you would like to discuss inclusivity in sport at UWA, the Inclusion Team can provide advice and support to all community members on matters relating to inclusion in sport – contact them by emailing info@sport.uwa.edu.au.

Media references

Gabrielle Morri, UWA Sport Marketing Officer, 08 6488 3768

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