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On this episode of The Informer we head to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as we look at the pride of visibility, when you see your girlfriend in the opening ceremony, to the importance of creating a space on and off the sporting field where everyone can be included.

We speak to one of the Commonwealth Games Federations Chief Executive Officers about their decision to allow Laurel Hubbard to compete today in the women’s weightlifting competition, amidst the Australian Federations concerns that it may not be fair to allow a transgender women to compete with cisgender women.

And we look at what it means for an event like the Commonwealth games to be inclusive and diverse, not just on the outside, but internally as well, and how that creates a greater more inclusive culture, not only for the sport, but for the world as well.

 

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