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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Margaret Court Casey Dellacqua

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court’s stance against marriage equality, as more of Court’s “hateful and ignorant” comments surface. Dellacqua, who has two young children with former touch football player Amanda Judd, said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her …

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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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Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce

Australian tennis great and Christian pastor Margaret Court has announced that she will stop flying Qantas to protest the airline’s support for marriage equality. “I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage,” the 74-year-old, who is a senior pastor at Perth’s Victory Life Church, wrote in a letter published by …

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Local water polo team the Brisbane Barracudas took home the National Water Polo League’s Pride Cup in Fortitude Valley last Saturday. The Pride Cup was established last year to promote inclusion in the sport, and this year was held at Brisbane’s Valley Pool for the seventh round of the National Water Polo League. The Barracudas …

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The National Water Polo League’s Pride Cup event will this month be played in Brisbane for the first time. The NWPL’s inaugural Pride Cup was held in Melbourne last year between the Victorian Seals and Queensland Breakers. It also included a game between Australia’s longest-running LGBTI-inclusive water polo clubs, Melbourne Surge and Sydney Stingers. Now …

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Andrew Purchas, founder of Australia’s first gay rugby union club, the Sydney Convicts, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to rugby union and to the promotion of social inclusion for LGBTI people”. Purchas was instrumental in bringing the Bingham Cup to Sydney in 2014 and has been the …

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