Australian Rugby Players Fight Homophobia in Photo Campaign


Members of the Australian Wallabies rugby team have joined the "This is Oz" campaign, an online photo project meant to raise awareness about homophobia and anti-gay discrimination.

The Wallabies joined in support of the Sydney Convicts, Australia's gay rugby union team (and holders of the Bingham Cup title). Said Convicts founder Andrew Purchas:

"We’re very pleased that the Wallabies and the Australian Rugby Union
(ARU) has been so responsive and willing to support us and come on
board with This Is Oz. Having these kind of high level professional
sportsmen giving their support goes a long way to breaking down
barriers , and countering the stereotypes and supporting diversity and
acceptance … Kids really look up to these guys and follow their lead,
so it really does a lot of good."

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Australian Wallabies players Al Baxter, Stephen Moore (above), and Dave Pocock and Stirling Mortlock (below).

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(via jockohomo and outsports)