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AFL Pride Game Nicky and Tynan Wynmar

In 1993, Australian football legend Nicky Winmar famously stood up to racism on the field in Australian sport. Now, ahead of this weekend’s historic AFL Pride Game, the Indigenous former St Kilda Saints player is standing up to homophobia too. In a new video introduced by lesbian comedian Magda Szubanski, Nicky (pictured, left) shares how …

Rio Proposal - Isadora Cerullo Twitter Photo

An on-field marriage proposal between Team Brazil rugby player Isadora Cerullo and her partner has made the Internet swoon. Marjorie Enya, who is reportedly a volunteer manager at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio, proposed to Isadora on the pitch at the venue after a women’s rugby match. Marjorie grabbed a microphone and delivered an emotional …

oiled-up Tongan Pita Taufatofua rio opening ceremony

Pita Taufatofua, the oiled-up Tongan flag bearer captivated social media when he led his country’s procession at the Rio opening ceremony over the weekend. Australian-born 32-year-old Pita wore a shark tooth necklace, a traditional Tongan ceremonial tupenu wrap, and also lots and lots of coconut oil. Oiled-up – really oiled-up Tongan athlete Although we’re unaccustomed …

Tom Daley diving for gold

UK Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed that he and fiance Dustin Lance Black plan to become parents. Tom’s been in training “six hours a day, six days a week” for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which begin on August 5, and he told UK newspaper The Sun that starting a family was definitely on …

The AFL has announced its first ever Pride Game to support the LGBTI community, believed to be a world first for a professional sporting competition. St Kilda’s Saints will wear shirts with rainbow-patterned numbers and the Swans will wear rainbow socks to show their support for the LGBTI community during the round 21 clash next …

Amanda Nunes First Gay UFC Champ

With her victory at UFC 200 last weekend, Brazilian fighter Amanda Nunes became the first openly gay Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter to win a title. “It’s amazing,” she told reporters who asked what it was like to be the UFC’s first openly gay champion. “The most important thing is that I’m so happy with my …

Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium

Two British transgender athletes are on the verge of making Olympian history, according to UK reports. If the pair are selected for Team GB, they would compete in women’s events and become the world’s first transgender Olympians at the Rio Olympic Games to be held next month. Until this year, rules governing athletics had prevented …

Tom Daley Speedos

UK diver Tom Daley and the rest of the boys from ‘Team GB’  showed off their speedos on social media as Britain’s Olympic hopefuls got kitted up for this year’s Olympic Games. Fashion maven Stella McCartney and Adidas joined forces to design the boys’ barely-there swimwear.  This year’s Olympic Games begin in Rio De Janeiro …

NEW ZEALAND rugby IS READY FOR A GAY ALL BLACK

New Zealand’s leading sporting organizations are on a mission to stamp out racism and homophobia in their respective sports. New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand Football, New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand Rugby League joined forces to make the announcement at an event promoting diversity and inclusion in sport. Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby’s chief executive, spoke at …

South Africa Gay Rugby Team Jozi Cats Group Shot

South Africa’s first ever gay rugby team is tackling gay stereotypes with an incredible anti-homophobia recruitment campaign that challenges homophobic slurs and concepts of masculinity. Having only formed this year, the Jozi Cats have wasted no time in making their mark both on and off the field by creating an advertising campaign which sees the …

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