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The Australian Open’s Inclusion Mission


The Australian Open (AO) will show their support for diversity and inclusion by celebrating the Australian Open Pride Day on 24 January.

The event will showcase the tournaments support for the LGBTQI+ communities.

Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open tournament director, Craig Tiley, said: “I’m delighted we can all come together as a community to celebrate together on this special day, which I have no doubt will become a highly anticipated part of the AO every year.”

The Pride Day event will feature information hubs about the LGBTQI+ community, as well as the opportunity to listen to members of the community share their stories.

Glam stations will be available throughout the event, allowing people to express their true selves.

The Australian Open has also showcased their support for the history of women’s tennis by releasing the ANZ Margaret Molesworth coin, in partnership with banking giant, ANZ.

The limited edition coin celebrates 100 years of women competition in the AO.

Molesworth won the first Australian open tournament in 1922 and then again in 1923, later becoming Australia’s first female professional tennis coach.

ANZ managing director retail banking, Katherine Bray, said: “We are excited to be unveiling the ANZ 2022 Commemorative Coin and recognising the incredible achievements of Australian women’s tennis legend, Margaret Molesworth.”

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