Badminton Australia

LGBTQ Communities

There is a place in our sport for everyone, for all that you are.

While sport hasn’t always been the most welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community, we’ve taken big steps to build an inclusive and welcoming culture. Badminton Australia fosters inclusion, and we have a commitment to athletes, officials and volunteers who have diverse sexualities and genders, and the support available to you. Badminton Australia is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all people involved in badminton, including those of diverse sexualities and genders.

As an organisation, we believe that we have the capabilities and necessary resources to provide a positive and progressive sport for everyone, and to offer opportunities to anyone who wants to be involved in the sport, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or ability.

Badminton Australia will not tolerate any form of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, bullying, harassment or vilification. This promise extends from the court to our boardroom. Truly inclusive sport cannot be accomplished by a few; it must be done in partnership. Everyone across the sport sector has a part to play in being more inclusive. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams, and we celebrate diversity within

In May 2023 Badminton Australia released its Inclusion Policy which can be viewed in the General Policies section of our website.

Badminton Australia will continue to seek advice from Pride In Sport, the Australian Human Rights Commission and LGBTQ organisations on how we can continue to improve inclusion for all people as we know that diversity is what makes our game strong.


Clare Walker is our General Manager of Participation & Para High Performance, responsible for participation program development, management of continued participation growth into the future, including all abilities, disability and inclusion programs. Clare also oversees the Para High Performance Program.

LGBTQ Ally: Clare is available for anyone who may want to have a confidential and informal LGBTQ related discussion. Please email to arrange a time.


For more information about inclusive Sport in Australia and support for LGBTQ members you can head to the following pages.

Australian Sports Commission believes that every Australian should be able to participate in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive way – regardless of gender, sexual orientations, ability, cultural background, ethnicity, location or life stage.

Pride in Sport is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisation of all levels with the inclusion of employees, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators with diverse sexualities and genders. The world-first Pride In Sport Index (PSI) benchmarks and assess the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people across all sporting contexts.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation established by an act of Federal Parliment. We protext and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.

There are a range of external LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing service provider/support services available in the LGBTQ Participant Guide including:
Pride Cup