The AFL Players’ Association is proud to be supporting CGU Move in May in 2018 to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), which falls on May 17 every year.
Founded by Angie Greene, the daughter of 1984 AFLPA MVP Russell Greene, CGU Move In May is an all-inclusive fun run/walk that welcomes anyone who believes in equality and inclusion — regardless of sexuality and/or gender.
A number of AFL players, past and present, will be participating in Move in May this Sunday or by appearing on a number of banners at the event at Melbourne’s ‘The Tan’ track around the Botanical Gardens.
“The AFL Players’ Association is proud to support an event that celebrates diversity and promotes equality and inclusivity,” AFLPA Board member Easton Wood said.
AFL players have been supporting IDAHOBIT for the past seven years and in 2017 footballers representing every AFL and AFLW team signed a petition in support of same-sex marriage.
“Our members have been leaders in promoting inclusivity and equality within the football community and we have great admiration for the work Angie is doing through Move in May,” AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh said.
Chris Judd, Trent Cotchin, Meg Hutchins, Jayden Hunt, Tyson Goldsack, Jarryn Geary, Jordan Roughead, Mel Hickey and Ben Brown are among the AFL players supporting CGU Move in May in 2018.
“Our ambassadors are so incredible and so amazing and so supportive or our message. At the end of the day we are all just people and no one should be identified or judged or shamed based on their sexuality and or gender,” Angie Greene said.
IDAHOBIT was created in 2004 to raise awareness of the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) people internationally. May 17 is significant as commemorates the date in 1990 that the World Health Organisation made the decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.