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Hannah Mouncey’s withdrawal shows AFL is not walking the walk when it comes to LGBTIQ+ equality, say the Greens

Media Release
Janet Rice 10 Sep 2018

“The AFL is happy to talk the talk when it comes to LGBTIQ+ inclusion, but Hannah Mouncey’s experience shows when push comes to shove, they’re not prepared to walk the walk,” says Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Janet Rice.

“It beggars belief that The AFLW’s Gender Diversity Policies are far stricter than current International Olympic Committee standards.”

“So the fact that Hannah has met all of the AFLW’s requirements but has still struggled through this process unsupported is absolutely unacceptable.”

“The discrimination Hannah has faced through this whole ordeal is indicative of an organisation struggling with fear and ignorance.”

“The AFL must apologise to Hannah and commit to doing better so that trans and gender diverse people feel welcome and are able to participate in the sport.”

“LGBTIQ inclusion involves more than just talk. It’s time for the AFL to lift their game when it comes to LGBTIQ+ inclusion."

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