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Adelaide United soccer player Josh Cavallo says the supportive messages he’s still receiving four months after he came out as gay still put a “massive smile” on his face. Cavallo was the first active male pro soccer player in the world to come out as gay, last October. And the 22-year-old said the messages of …

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Last year’s Tokyo Olympics set a record for the number of out LGBTIQ+ competing. So how did Team LGBTIQ+ do during the Beijing Olympics? There’s good news and bad. The 2022 Beijing Olympics saw a record number of out competitors — for a Winter Olympics. But that’s still under 40 by our count. The Tokyo …

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Two trans swimmers posted the fastest times in the 800-yard freestyle at this week’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas and Yale’s Iszac Henig duelled for first place during the first leg of the relay. Although Lia Thomas trailed Iszac Henig for much of the first leg, she overtook him in the …

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South Australian gay soccer star Josh Cavallo has cheered his club Adelaide United for hosting the A-League’s first ever Pride Game. Adelaide United will become the first A-League club and the first Australian pro soccer team to host a Pride Game on Saturday, February 26. The club’s men’s and women’s teams will both take part. …

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Grindr has made a change to privacy settings to protect athletes using the gay app in the Olympic Village at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The 2022 Winter Olympic Games kicked off last week (February 4) in the Chinese capital and runs until February 20. According to Outsports, at least 35 of the athletes …

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At the Beijing Winter Olympics, American Samoa’s Nathan Crumpton upheld the shirtless, oiled flagbearer tradition pioneered by Brisbane’s Pita Taufatofua. Pita Taufatofua, a constant presence at recent Olympic Games is currently busy on relief efforts for Tonga following the devastating January 15 volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami. He, of course, stole the opening ceremony at …

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Western Sydney AFLW player Haneen Zreika has withdrawn from her club’s Pride Round match on Friday after refusing to wear the team’s pride guernsey on religious grounds. The AFLW’s Pride Round began last week, with players wearing rainbow-coloured gear to celebrate inclusion, diversity and the sport’s LGBTIQ+ players and spectators. On Friday afternoon, the Greater …

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Melbourne Victory has been fined by Football Australia over homophobic abuse directed at gay soccer player Josh Cavallo. The fines relate to homophobic abuse that took place at a match on January 8th. Openly gay soccer player Josh Cavallo played as a substitute during the match. Melbourne Victory fined $5,000 for homophobic abuse towards Josh …

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After debuting in cinemas in 2020 the documentary Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Team will air on Paramount+ next month. The documentary was made by Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, originally from Brisbane.  Australians around the country will now be able to see this powerful documentary from home. Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Team Eammon Ashton-Atkinson …

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Brisbane Inferno FC will host the annual Pride Football Australia tournament for the first time in the event’s history next month. The tournament brings together Australia’s LGBTIQ football teams for a day of competition. And on February 5, Brisbane Inferno will host the event at Perry Park in Brisbane. Inferno President Jake Hendrie said the …

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