Australian Basketball Team Abandons Pride Jerseys

  • An Australian professional basketball team decided not to wear a jersey in support of the LGBTQ+ community on Friday night after the organization said it led to abuse and players being targeted.
  • Cairns Taipans, of the National Basketball League, released a statement on the issue Wednesday, explaining the reasoning behind their decision. The organization made clear they support the LGBTQ+ community.
  • “This initiative should be a celebration; however, our team has already been subjected to a barrage of abuse and harmful commentary that has led to individuals being targeted and shamed,” the Taipans said.