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Thrive with Pride Program

To Thrive with Pride is to encourage respectful, educated, and inclusive communication between participants and Australian sporting communities

To Thrive with Pride is to encourage respectful, educated, and inclusive communication between participants and Australian sporting communities; building trust, fostering change, and providing a safe and inclusive place for athletes to thrive in sport.

The AIS Thrive with Pride Program provides an opportunity for athletes and coaches to connect, learn, and respectfully engage Australian sporting communities in fostering safe and inclusive environments for athletes to thrive in sport.

The AIS has engaged the expertise of Pride in Sport and Proud 2 Play to create a program supported by LGBTIQ+ and inclusion experts. The AIS Thrive with Pride Program will consist of three program pillars, each with a unique focus.

  • EMPOWER: Equipping ambassadors with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to create change within their specific sporting environment.
  • EDUCATE: The ambassadors, supported by Pride in Sport, will deliver presentations in their local sporting environments on LGBTQ+ awareness, active allyship, and creating inclusive sporting environments.
  • ENGAGE: In partnership with Proud 2 Play, ambassadors will support the LGBTIQ+ community by engaging in key LGBTIQ+ days of significance throughout the year.

For further information please contact:

For further information please contact:
kate.beveridge@ausport.gov.au, Community Engagement Adviser

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