Posts in category

Sport


belle brockhoff winter olympics beijing 2022

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff is officially heading to her third Winter Olympics at Beijing 2022. The openly lesbian athlete made the announcement on Instagram this week. “IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m going to my third Olympic games!” she said. “Thank you to all who have supported me in this amazing journey. You know who you are. I …

sam kerr matildas goal scorer women's asian cup soccer tim cahill

Matildas captain Sam Kerr is now officially Australia’s greatest ever soccer goalscorer. The soccer superstar scored five of the Matildas’ 18 goals in their first Women’s Asian Cup group game against Indonesia in India on Friday night (Australian time). By the end of the match, Kerr’s total was 54, surpassing previous record-holder Socceroo Tim Cahill. …

tori groves-little aflw non-binary pride round gold coast suns

Gold Coast Suns AFLW player Tori Groves-Little has opened up about the moment they came out as non-binary to their club. In October last year, Tori (above) posted a short announcement to their Instagram. “Normalise checking gender pronouns, mine is they/them!” they wrote. Speaking to the ABC, Tori explained, “Non-binary for me is I don’t …

sam stosur australian open farewell singles retiring retirement

Retiring Australian tennis great Sam Stosur has received a standing ovation at the Australian Open after playing her last singles match. On Thursday afternoon, the Queensland tennis legend lost in straight sets to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Last month, Stosur was granted a wildcard entry to play her 20th home grand slam event, the most by …

australian open pride day courtney act client liaison rod laver arena

Rod Laver Arena will light up in rainbow colours as the Australian Open 2022 celebrates its first ever Pride Day, in a show of support for the sport’s LGBTIQ+ players and fans. The tennis tournament kicked off in Melbourne on Monday (January 17) and runs until January 30. And on January 24 the inaugural AO …

aflw afl geelong cats rainbow flag pride round josh cavallo

Geelong AFL captain Joel Selwood says a gay player would be as welcomed in the men’s game as Josh Cavallo and he’d be proud to see them come out. Adelaide United soccer player Josh Cavallo came out as gay last October, becoming the first in top-tier soccer worldwide to do so. Selwood (above left) said …

josh cavallo instagram sport gay death threats adelaide united

Josh Cavallo’s club Adelaide United have asked South Australia Police to investigate vile death threats sent to the gay soccer player online. At the weekend, Cavallo spoke out after spectators hurled homophobic abuse towards him during a match in Melbourne on Saturday night. The 22-year-old’s club have also engaged police to probe “disturbing and specific …

josh cavallo adelaide united gay soccer star Homophobic Melbourne Victory Football Australia

Josh Cavallo has called out homophobic abuse he received from soccer spectators while he played for Adelaide United against Melbourne Victory on Saturday night. The Adelaide A-League player came out as gay in October. He’s currently the only out gay player in a top-tier men’s soccer league in the world. During the Saturday night match …

tom daley josh cavallo gay soccer olympics

Olympic diver Tom Daley has praised “courageous” Aussie gay soccer player Josh Cavallo and called out sports leagues for allowing anti-LGBTIQ countries to host their major events. The British star has discussed homophobia and professional sport in an upcoming broadcast for UK’s Channel 4. Daley is delivering the broadcaster’s annual Alternative Christmas Message – coinciding …

jk rowling harry potter quidditch sport transgender

The real-life sport of quidditch will change its name to distance itself from Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s “anti-trans positions.” In 2005, the sport made the jump from Rowling’s book series to real life. University students in the US adapted the game for real-life sports fields. Athletes in around 40 countries now play quidditch, including …

1 2 3 4 5 17