b'PARTICIPATION THE YEAR AND INCLUSIONIN REVIEW LGBTIQ+ ALLYSHIP IN SPORT: TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE INCLUSIONVicsport continued our commitment to provide a place in sport for everyone, exactly as they are, through severalAhead of Trans Day of Visibility, 85 sport administrators initiatives, workshops and events as well as our partnershipattend this half-day event designed to strengthen the with Proud 2 Play.Victorian sports industrys knowledge and confidence The Vicsport team took part in the Midsumma Pride Marchwith engaging and supporting Trans and Gender Diverse in February alongside the Rainbow Sports Alliance.(TGD) People in sports and active recreation settings. This The Rainbow Sports Alliance is a Proud 2 Play facilitatedevent was split into three sections and showcased different working group consisting of several SSAs, LGAs andperspectives of Trans and Gender Diverse inclusion in sport;organisations that work collaboratively to enhance LGBTIQ+1. Parents of Trans and Gender Diverse children andinclusion across the Victorian sports landscape. In 2022/23,their journeys in navigating safe and welcoming sportingVicsport assumed more responsibility in running the Rainbowopportunities for their children.Sports Alliance catch-ups, synchronising them with the2. Sports administrators and how they have supportedthemes of the Connect & Support Participation NetworkTrans and Gender Diverse athletes to participate in their(CSPN)sessions to ensure shared learnings as well assport and shared some tips for other administrations inavoiding clashes between the two events. the room. Vicsport, with funding support from VicHealth and in3. Trans and Gender Diverse inclusive football club; Mountpartnership with Proud 2 Play, delivered two (2) educationalAlexander Falcons. They showcased the differentand awareness raising events for the industry: initiatives they have implemented to ensure allcommunity members have a safe, affirming andLGBTIQ+ YOUTH SPORT AND RECREATION SUMMITwelcoming space for them to participate (socially andalso competitively) while also, most importantly, feeling54 people attended the inaugural LGBTIQ+ Youth Sportsocially connected. and Recreation Summit on Wear It Purple Day (26th August). The one-day summit aimed to bring together LGBTIQ+Vicsport and Proud 2 Play continued to support four (4) young people, their allies and representatives from acrosssmall sports on their Rainbow Roadmap journey. This means the Victorian sport and active recreation sector to exploreall organisations will undergo LGBTIQ+ education and and discuss the experiences and needs of LGBTIQ+ youngembed LGBTIQ+ practices, processes and polices into core people in sport.business. Volleyball VictoriaArchery VictoriaTable Tennis Victoria Handball Victoria09'