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brisbane inferno soccer club queensland lgbtiq sport

Queensland’s LGBTIQ-inclusive soccer club Brisbane Inferno have encouraged new players to join them as the burgeoning team get ready for a big 2021. Club president Jake Hendrie said Brisbane Inferno FC started in 2016 as a social club and has slowly evolved. “I’ve played soccer most of my life. Growing up, my family was always …

Rapinoe Bird engagement

US sporting power couple Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird became engaged today. Sue posted a photo to Instagram of Megan kneeling to place a ring on her finger. The Rapinoe Bird engagement sees one of the world’s most iconic sporting couples preparing to marry. Megan and Sue met during the 2016 Rio Olympics. They later …

dan palmer rugby coming out

Former rugby union player Dan Palmer has come out as gay and shared the harrowing toll of an inner battle with his sexuality in a powerful column. The 32-year-old previously played for the NSW Waratahs, the ACT Brumbies and also nationally for the Wallabies. He’s the first Wallaby ever to come out as gay. However …

ali brigginshaw nrlw grand final dally m

Brisbane Broncos NRLW captain Ali Brigginshaw has finally been recognised as the best female player in Australia. The 30-year-old received her first ever Dally M medal for Female Player of the Year surrounded by her cheering teammates during the virtual awards ceremony on Monday. Brigginshaw wrote on her Facebook page receiving the award was truly …

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Eight Australian sports bodies have unveiled guidelines for the participation of transgender athletes in their competitions. ACON and its Pride in Sport program spearheaded the initiative, launched on Thursday. It was driven by a need for national guidance on how sports can be inclusive of trans and gender-diverse people. “Many trans people across Australia are …

The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

Brisbane has been shortlisted as a potential host city for the 2026 Gay Games. Every four years since 1982, the Gay Games have provided an inclusive safe and environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete in dozens of sports. The event now attracts over 10,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators from around the world. …

afl pride game

St Kilda Football Club and the Sydney Swans are celebrating the fifth annual AFL Pride Game, which is in Brisbane for the first time this weekend. Earlier this month, the AFL moved teams to Queensland to escape COVID-19. And on Saturday evening, St Kilda and the Swans will play Round 9 at the Gabba. It’s …

sam stosur mum parenting liz astling baby tennis

Sam Stosur has announced she has became a mum after partner Liz Astling gave birth to a baby girl. The 36-year-old tennis star took to Instagram to share photos of the three of them. She said she and Liz they welcomed baby Genevieve – nicknamed “Evie” – into the world on June 16. “Life in …

team brisbane tennis

Members of Team Brisbane Tennis are back on the court as Queensland’s easing COVID-19 restrictions allow sports teams to finally reunite. Last month the long-running club was able to resume their social tennis sessions every Tuesday night in Spring Hill. President Mark Thornton told QNews.com.au, “We’ve had around 12 to 16 players coming along each …

thomas beattie british footballer coming out gay

Former British soccer player Thomas Beattie has come out as gay, opening up about the stigma that made him feel he had to hide who he was while playing the sport. The former pro player, who retired in 2015, told ESPN he spent years of his career feeling empty and lonely. This was despite his …

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