Leading Aussie Sport and Celebrity Ambassadors to Stand Up for Equality
Since launching her dedicated not-for-profit Stand Up Events, Greene and her team has worked to challenge discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community in sport.
More than 50 sporting and celebrity ambassadors partnered alongside a growing list of organisations including Collingwood Football Club, Jaggad, Grill’d, Oliver & York Public Affairs, Lendlease and CGU Insurance to support Stand Up Events’ fundraising and awareness event, CGU’s Move in May.
CGU’s Move In May is a 4km or 8km walk or run around Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens Tan Track.
The ticketed event aims to not only raise funds to support the activation of Stand Up Events educational and equality programs in community clubs, but also acts as an important visual representation of support behind the message that there is no place for discrimination in sport or society in general.
Overwhelmed by the support of the Stand Up Events message to date, Greene says CGU’s Move In May brings not only important funding for the rollout of educational programs but will acts as a strong public message of support for this important issue facing our sporting culture.
“We know that inequality exists within our Australian sporting culture,” said Greene.
“CGU’s Move in May is about coming together and demonstrating the significant amount of support that exists in our community for the important message of equality.”
“When we put our runners on for CGU’s Move In May we are saying there is zero room for discrimination. We are saying there is zero room for anything other than acceptance for diversity. And we are saying there is zero room for exclusion."
"This is because CGU’s Move In May is about people who are standing up and saying I will fight against LGBTIQ discrimination in sport and society and I will proudly walk or run alongside our CGU’s Move In May Ambassadors and the greater community – rainbow or otherwise – to fight the fight,” said Greene.
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ABOUT STAND UP EVENTS
Stand Up Events is a Not-for-profit incorporated association dedicated to fighting sexual and gender discrimination in Australian sport.
Based on this research, Stand Up Events was able to create customised preventative programs with current AFL Players to implement into grass roots sporting clubs.
The ongoing goal is for the preventative programs to create safe and inclusive environments for everyone, regardless of sexuality and/or gender.
Sport, and life, is a place for everyone.
On top of our research and preventative programs, we generate awareness and enact change through speaking events as well as working directly with sporting clubs, companies and schools.