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Track and field star Denis Finnegan comes out as gay

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Tongan Flag Bearer Vanuatu

“Tonga won! We can all go home now,” said the internet last night following the much-anticipated appearance of oiled up Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua. But then Vanuatu said ‘hold my flag’ as their own shirtless and oiled Rillio Rii entered the Olympic stadium. Hopefully, Rillio’s Olympic appearance inspires an interest in beautiful Vanuatu equal …

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Olympic regulation excludes some female athletes unless they artificially lower their natural testosterone levels. The Olympics intersex rule puts the lie to the Games motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’. For those athletes, it might better read, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – except you!’ Tomorrow on QNews: The history of Intersex athletes and the Olympic Games. …

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Israel Folau could make a comeback to rugby league in Australia as soon as this weekend on the Gold Coast. After his high-profile sacking for homophobic social media posts in 2019, Folau joined French pro rugby league club Catalans Dragons last year. He played more than a dozen matches for them before he returned to …

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history as she becomes the first transgender athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Officials selected the 43-year-old this week for the New Zealand women’s weightlifting team for Toyko 2020 in August, alongside five others. She will contest the women’s +87kg category at the Games. She currently ranks …

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Pro NFL player Carl Nassib has shared he is a gay man in an Instagram video, the first active player in his sport to do so. The 28-year-old is a defensive lineman for the NFL team Las Vegas Raiders, and has played in the sport for six years. On his Instagram, he explained, “Sadly, I …

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Australian cricketer Megan Schutt has shared that her wife Jess Holyoake is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple married in 2019, and now they’re set to welcome a baby girl, with the due date in early November. “Jess and I are excited to FINALLY be able to spill the beans,” Schutt tweeted on …

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Sources within the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) say the proposed return of Israel Folau to Rugby League has prompted the most ferocious backlash in the organisation’s history. Brisbane’s Courier-Mail reports that the gay and lesbian community bombarded the QRL with complaints in recent days. Previously, Folau’s billionaire backer Clive Palmer threatened legal action against the …

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner presented Keys to the City of Brisbane to the AFLW Lions following their recent premiership win. The Keys to the City is the highest honour in the gift of local government authorities. Images: Tina Eastley Brisbane’s AFLW Lions team defeated the Adelaide Crows to claim the season premiership the previous Saturday. …

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Olympic great Caster Semenya will probably not run at the Tokyo Olympics. World Athletics will only allow her to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Classified by World Athletics as an athlete with differences in sex development (DSD), Caster Semenya refuses to medically re-engineer her body. She told the Guardian she …

brisbane tritons lgbtiq water polo club fifth birthday

Queensland’s LGBTIQ-inclusive water polo club the Brisbane Tritons have celebrated their fifth birthday. The athletes and their supporters gathered at The Wickham in Brisbane on Sunday to celebrate the milestone and unveil the club’s new swimsuits (above). Tritons president Sean Langeveld said the club began in 2016, with the help of the Brisbane Barracudas water …

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