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I Kissed A Boy on Gogglebox Australia

Gogglebox Australia stars react to ‘I Kissed A Boy’

The hilarious folks on Gogglebox Australia have reacted to gay dating series I Kissed A Boy. The BBC series, hosted by Dannii Minogue, aired in the UK earlier this year. The show finally arrived on Aussie streaming this month, dropping in full on 10 Play. This week, the Goggleboxers gave their hot takes on the …

Danielle Laidley documentary on Stan

‘Pulls no punches’: Dani Laidley tells story in new documentary

Former AFL player and coach Danielle Laidley says an upcoming documentary streaming on Stan “won’t pull any punches” in chronicling the highs and lows of her life. The new Stan documentary Revealed – Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes will premiere on Tuesday, September 19. ​Danielle Laidley (above right), who is transgender, had a very successful men’s …

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‘Culture of silence’: Why the AFL still has no openly gay players

ABC’s Four Corners program has asked why the AFL is the only major professional sporting code in the world without an openly gay male player. Four Corners reporter Louise Milligan spoke to gay Aussie Rules players on the toll of homophobia in sport. Milligan describes a “pervasive” culture of “silence” around homosexuality persisting in the …

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After ‘gayest’ World Cup, AFL players blow whistle on homophobia

The next Four Corners on ABC will ask why no gay AFL players have publicly come out, as current and former players speak out about the culture in the sport. This month, the FIFA Women’s World Cup has gripped Australia. Pundits have joyously described it as the “gayest” iteration of the soccer tournament ever. There …

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Why are there no gay AFL players? It’s a ‘burden’ says CEO

Speaking at an event on Monday, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan shed light on why he believes there are no openly gay AFL players to date. “The first thing I’d say is I am very comfortable there are gay male players and I am very comfortable (in saying) they are known to their teammates,” Gillon says. …

Dani Laidley (Danielle Laidley) tells her story on 60 Minutes on Nine

Dani Laidley sues Victoria Police over more alleged shared photos

AFL great Dani Laidley is again suing Victoria Police after officers allegedly circulated photographs of her taken covertly at Geelong Racecourse last year with “humiliating” and transphobic comments. Laidley, who’s transgender, claims she was photographed by an unknown police officer while with partner Donna Leckie and their friends at the races on November 6, 2021. …

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Dani Laidley has finally found peace after years of ‘fear and shame’

Dani Laidley has declared she’s “absolutely found peace” after struggling with gender dysphoria since childhood. The former North Melbourne AFL star and coach, who is transgender, joined the Triple M AFL commentary box during a match two weeks ago. Speaking on the station, Dani Laidley explained during adolescence and her entire AFL career she’d lived …

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Legendary AFL Coach Dani Laidley celebrates club milestone

Legendary AFL coach Dani Laidley today returned to North Melbourne Football Club to help celebrate a milestone in club history. The former Kangaroos player and coach appeared at a press conference on Friday where the club announced it was debt-free for the first time since 1987. A former premiership player for North Melbourne, Dani Laidley …

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Moana Hope reveals toll of AFL fans’ homophobic abuse

Former AFLW star Moana Hope has opened up about the disgusting homophobic abuse she’s seen as both a footy player and an AFL fan. Hope, who played in the AFLW for Collingwood and North Melbourne, said the abusive taunts even drove her away from attending AFL matches. She told the Herald Sun during one 2017 …

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AFL club urged to dump anti-gay sponsor

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 …

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