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The Manly pride jersey furore is not as simple as a choice between inclusivity and homophobia

By Gina Louise Hawkes, Research associate, University of Wollongong
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This week, seven NRL players boycotted a potentially crucial season game over their club’s introduction of a “pride” jersey celebrating inclusivity and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Six of these players are of Pacific Island heritage. There has been much discussion of the players’ culture and religion in the aftermath of the bungled jersey release. But as Fijian scholar Jioji Ravulo has argued, homophobia is not “part of” Pasifika cultures,…The Conversation


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