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Rainbow Jerseys Pride Cup LGBTIQ+ inclusion Israel Folau

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments and Caster Semenya’s IAAF testosterone ruling will be among the topics to be discussed at next week’s LBGTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport conference at the University of Queensland. Former athletes, sports leaders, and LBGTIQ+ inclusion experts will address the conference to explore how sport can approach issues related to LBGTIQ+ inclusion in …

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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions “insane” and “cheating”. And she’s not alone. Several other prominent women athletes have also used social media, mainly Twitter, to voice their concern about the eligibility of transgender women in sport, including former British swimmer Sharron Davies, double Olympic …

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Gay Brisbane Hustlers

Brisbane Hustlers Gay Rugby Team Local gay rugby team the Brisbane Hustlers have beaten the Sydney Convicts to win this year’s Purchas Cup. The Cup, known as the gay rugby equivalent of the Bledisloe, sees gay rugby teams from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and New Zealand compete for the trophy each year. In Saturday’s grand final, …

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Pride Game

The Sydney Swans beat the St Kilda Saints 101 to 59 during the AFL’s second annual Pride Game at the SCG on Saturday night. More than 30,000 people packed the venue to see the 50 metre line painted in rainbow, goal umpires waving rainbow flags and players from both teams wearing rainbow socks and guernseys …

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ice hockey

The Melbourne Mustangs ice hockey team will don rainbow jerseys this Saturday in Australia’s first ever ice hockey Pride Matches to fight homophobia in sport. Six national ice hockey teams will take part in Pride Matches on the day, at three venues around the country: the Mustangs will challenge the Newcastle Northstars, the Sydney Bears …

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Geelong star and Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick Dangerfield has slammed Sam Newman after the AFL Footy Show panellist’s transphobic “gag” on Wednesday night’s show. Newman was forced to apologise for his lewd comments which came when fellow panellist Billy Brownless asked if he knew who Caitlyn Jenner was when a banner appeared on screen with …

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Brisbane Tritons

Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

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Swimmer Theresa Goh, who was born with spina bifida and gets around in a wheelchair

A Singaporean paralympic athlete has decided to come out as gay ahead of her country’s annual pride event next month. Swimmer Theresa Goh (pictured), who was born with spina bifida and gets around in a wheelchair, was competing at the Rio Paralympics last year when she was approached by organisers about becoming an ambassador for …

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Margaret Court Casey Dellacqua

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court’s stance against marriage equality, as more of Court’s “hateful and ignorant” comments surface. Dellacqua, who has two young children with former touch football player Amanda Judd, said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her …

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Margaret Court Andy Murray

Andy Murray, the current world No. 1 tennis player, has responded to the controversy around tennis legend Margaret Court’s Qantas boycott. Court, a vehement opponent of marriage equality, sparked a furore last week when she announced she would stop flying Qantas in protest of the airline’s advocacy for the reform. Murray told a press conference …

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