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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

As the Hustlers swing into pre-season preparation, QNews Magazine talks to some senior members about life in Brisbane’s gay-inclusive Rugby team. It hasn’t been the hottest of Brisbane summers, but the humidity is typical. Even now, in the cooling sunset, the air weighs heavy. My ambling stroll is enough draw a little sweat as I …

Hannah Mouncey

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she doesn’t agree with the AFL’s decision to block her from this year’s AFLW draft because of concerns over her size. The decision to ban the 28-year-old on the eve of the AFLW draft was met with controversy. Officials said the decision was based on the Victorian Equal Opportunity …

Pride Game

The Sydney Swans beat the St Kilda Saints 101 to 59 during the AFL’s second annual Pride Game at the SCG on Saturday night. More than 30,000 people packed the venue to see the 50 metre line painted in rainbow, goal umpires waving rainbow flags and players from both teams wearing rainbow socks and guernseys …

ice hockey

The Melbourne Mustangs ice hockey team will don rainbow jerseys this Saturday in Australia’s first ever ice hockey Pride Matches to fight homophobia in sport. Six national ice hockey teams will take part in Pride Matches on the day, at three venues around the country: the Mustangs will challenge the Newcastle Northstars, the Sydney Bears …

Geelong star and Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick Dangerfield has slammed Sam Newman after the AFL Footy Show panellist’s transphobic “gag” on Wednesday night’s show. Newman was forced to apologise for his lewd comments which came when fellow panellist Billy Brownless asked if he knew who Caitlyn Jenner was when a banner appeared on screen with …

Brisbane Tritons

Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

Swimmer Theresa Goh, who was born with spina bifida and gets around in a wheelchair

A Singaporean paralympic athlete has decided to come out as gay ahead of her country’s annual pride event next month. Swimmer Theresa Goh (pictured), who was born with spina bifida and gets around in a wheelchair, was competing at the Rio Paralympics last year when she was approached by organisers about becoming an ambassador for …

Margaret Court Casey Dellacqua

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court. Dellacqua has two young children with her partner, former touch football player Amanda Judd. She said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her family was the subject of a letter to the editor written …

Margaret Court Andy Murray

Andy Murray, the current world No. 1 tennis player, has responded to the controversy around tennis legend Margaret Court’s Qantas boycott. Court, a vehement opponent of marriage equality, sparked a furore last week when she announced she would stop flying Qantas in protest of the airline’s advocacy for the reform. Murray told a press conference …

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