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Former Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas has hit out at a UK tabloid reporter who disclosed his HIV status to his parents before he did. The former Wales captain, who came out as gay in 2009, took to Twitter last weekend to reveal he is living with HIV. “I want to share my secret with …

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Australia’s gay rugby clubs have struck a formal alliance with Rugby Australia to help get more LGBTIQ players and fans to take part in the game. The Brisbane Hustlers hosted the Purchas Cup at Ballymore last weekend. The Sydney Convicts took home both the Purchas Cup and the Shield at the grand final on Sunday. …

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Rugby club Brisbane Hustlers will be chasing hometown glory as they host the Purchas Cup at Ballymore this weekend. The Purchas Cup begins tonight (September 13) and will feature 180 players from eight teams and up to 1,000 spectators, the biggest tournament in the Cup’s 15-year history. Five clubs – the Brisbane Hustlers, Sydney Convicts, …

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AFLW star Moana Hope and her partner, model Isabella Carlstrom, have shared photos of their beautiful wedding ceremony last weekend. The couple, who got engaged last October, were married in front of family and friends at a family friend’s mansion in Toorak, Melbourne last Saturday. Moana’s mum Rosemary walked her daughter down the aisle, with …

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The Sydney Swans’ LGBTIQ supporters group has called on the AFL club to drop Qatar Airways as a sponsor because homosexuality is illegal in the Middle East country. Rainbow Swans chair Sarina Jackson said the group hopes the club won’t renew a major sponsorship deal with state-owned Qatar Airways when it expires at the end …

Billie Jean King action figure

Toy company FCTRY recently announced the Billie Jean King Action Figure. Tennis player Billie Jean is a 12-time Grand Slam singles champion. The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, established by Billie Jean and partner Ilana Kloss, receives a dollar from every sale. The initiative promotes inclusion in the workplace and female leadership. One of the …

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Cricket Australia has unveiled a new policy to welcome and affirm the rights of transgender and gender diverse players across the sport. The organisation’s new Elite Cricket Policy offers trans and gender diverse cricketers guidance “on how they can compete at the highest levels of the sport” in line with their gender identity. “A Player …

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Australian soccer player Andy Brennan says he has received an “amazing” amount of support since coming out in May. The 26-year-old former Newcastle Jets A-League player revealed his big news on Instagram in May. Now Brennan has shared the overwhelmingly positive reaction in the months since. “I haven’t had one negative comment. That was something …

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Footy players wore rainbow for AFL Queensland’s first Pride Round last weekend. On Saturday, AFL Queensland held the Pride Round in support of the LGBTIQ community. It was Australia’s first dedicated multi-league LGBTIQ+ carnival. At the matches across Queensland, players wore rainbow socks and guernseys and umpires waved rainbow flags. Rainbow boundaries, goal pads and …

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In September, the gay and inclusive Brisbane Hustlers rugby team will host the Purchas Cup in Brisbane for the third time. The Hustlers are the current reigning Purchas Cup champions and they’re having one of their best years yet, writes the club’s president Jason Garrick. The Brisbane Hustlers are playing rugby, sharing stories and celebrating …

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