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Mar 14, 2017

In this episode, an Australian organisation that's transforming LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) people's attitudes towards sports participation - bringing them back to the games they love.

Why do so many LGBTI young people stop playing sports between 16 and 20?

And what teaching strategies can we use to turn this situation around - to make physical education and sports environments more inclusive?

Plus, what can you do - if you're in an unsafe, unwelcoming sports environment?

There's also the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of participation, body image, pronouns and feeling welcome in sport.

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Show Guest

James Lolicato, Co-founder of Proud 2 Play Inc

Episode 32 Run-down

▪ Introduction

▪ What do we know about LGBTI people and participation in sport?

▪ Why do pronouns matter - in sport?

▪ Why do LGBTI people feel unsafe in Physical Education (Phys Ed) classes or sports?

▪ Inclusive teaching strategies for Phys Ed

▪ Practices of an inclusive Phys Ed Teacher

▪ Why was Proud 2 Play set up?

▪ Why does the social-relational side matter so much in sport?

▪ What strategies work?

▪ What can you do if you're LGBTI and want to be out playing sport?

▪ The Lightning Round: Participation, body image, pronouns, feeling welcome in sport

▪ What's changed for James - in terms of how he sees sport and himself?

Episode Links

▪ To connect with James, Proud 2 Play, and all the show links - go to

▪ There you'll also find loads of resources to help make your Phys Ed class or sporting club more inclusive. Plus listen to previous episodes in this Sporting season.  

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