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Israel Folau could return to playing NRL this year after the St George Illawarra Dragons in NSW confirmed they hope to sign him up this year. The Dragons have formally approached the NRL hoping to sign him to play on a multi-year deal. Folau had his multi-million dollar footy contracts ripped up over his homophobic …

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Gay rugby teams around the world have paid tribute to Mark Bingham’s mother Alice Hoagland, who died last month, as the godmother of their sport. On September 11, 2001, openly gay rugby player Mark Bingham and three other men fought back against the terrorists who had hijacked their United Airlines flight. The men stormed the …

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The Ralph Lauren Corporation cancelled its sponsorship of Justin Thomas over his use of a homophobic slur. The former World Number One golfer called a golf ball a ‘fa__ot’ during a tournament in Hawaii. Television microphones picked up Justin Thomas muttering the slur after he missed a par putt. Thomas apologised for the slur during …

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Penrith Panthers NRL player Kurt Capewell has spoken out after an old porn video with another man resurfaced online. Capewell said the video, which resurfaced online, was filmed in 2013 when he was 20 and a player with the Ipswich Jets. The now-27-year-old Queenslander told the Daily Telegraph he was enticed with quick cash when …

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Trailblazing gay ex-footballer Ian Roberts has slammed the lack of progress in eliminating harmful homophobic language in Australian sport. Two new Australian studies published in international journal Sport Management Review reveal high numbers of LGB adolescents hide their sexuality from teammates. Usage of homophobic slurs in male sport also remains stubbornly high. Ian Roberts came …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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