Sydney WorldPride 2023 – 21 LGBTQIA+ Sports Organisations Join The Festivities

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Sydney WorldPride Sports Organisations

A variety of LGBTQIA+ sporting organisations are ready to kick goals, score points and break participation records next year as they officially join Sydney WorldPride Festival in February-March 2023.

Organisations including the Sydney Stingers and the Sydney Rams will join several new organisations going all-out with interstate and international championships hosted in Sydney, plus new events for a variety of skill levels.

The festival is only 12 months away, so it’s the perfect time to get back into a team, register your interest and encourage your friends. Plus, the sports are just a snippet of what’s going on throughout WorldPride – there’ll be visual arts, literature, music, dance, digital arts, contemporary performance and more.

Each organisation involved has signed WorldPride’s Sports Inclusivity & Diversity Commitment, aligning with the shared goal of creating trans-inclusive, accessible events and activities to welcome the community’s kaleidoscope of identities and backgrounds.

“Since we won our bid to bring WorldPride to Sydney, our local LGBTQIA+ sporting organisations have been among the most excited and engaged groups with our plans. We’re delighted to align and support each other as we get back out there, get active, and welcome the world to Sydney next year,” Sydney WorldPride CEO Kate Wickett says.

“Sydney WorldPride is going to be an absolutely huge opportunity for our communities to showcase their sporting prowess to the world, as well as demonstrate the ability for sport in general to be an inclusive space for everyone,” Pride In Sport Index Co-Founder Andrew Purchas OAM adds.

"Pride in Sport is excited to be working with Sydney WorldPride to ensure that everyone is welcome to participate and excel in the sport they love, and to help place our rainbow sporting teams on the world map.”

WorldPride takes place in Sydney from 17 February-5 March, 2023.