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Proud to Play NZ is a charity trust and aims to promote inclusive sports and recreations in New Zealand.
Out on the Fields surveyed Kiwi’s and discovered that 78% of them have experienced homophobia in New Zealand sports.
This survey is the largest and the first international study conducted into homophobia in sport and the experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual people, including athletes, in sporting culture. The final results were released in May, 2015.
Read the report here
The philosophy of the Proud to Play tournament is based on the idea of playing sport in an inclusive environment – being proud to play, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
In May 2016, NZ Sports Organisations like NZ Rugby, NZ Football, NZ Hockey and others, launched a campaign #FOREVERYONE with the aim to break down barriers in sport regardless of Race, Gender or Sexuality. Proud to Play aims to work with these groups to help make sports a safe place for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and other rainbow communities.
Keep up to date with all the Proud to Play news here