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Ian Roberts has a message for the NRL players boycotting jersey

Gay NRL legend Ian Roberts wants to meet with the seven players from his former club who’ve boycotted a match over an inclusive pride jersey. Ian Roberts was playing for Manly Sea Eagles when he came out as gay in 1995. The gay rugby icon, 56, remains the only male Australian pro rugby league player …

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NRL rainbow pride jerseys sell out within hours of player boycott

Fans of NRL club the Manly Sea Eagles have responded to the player revolt against the club’s history-making LGBTIQ+ pride jerseys by selling them out within hours. Seven of the New South Wales’ club’s players withdrew from Thursday night’s match after the club announced the team would wear the pride jersey (above), featuring rainbow stripes …

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NRL players threaten to pull out of match over club’s rainbow jersey

Seven New South Wales NRL players are considering pulling out of a match on Thursday over their objection to wearing a one-off rainbow pride jersey. The Manly Sea Eagles unveiled the jersey, titled Everyone in League (above), at the weekend. Rainbow colours replace the traditional white piping on Manly’s jumper. Players Kieran Foran, Reuben Garrick …

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Ian Roberts calls out NRL after player’s homophobic slur

NRL legend Ian Roberts has reacted to Warriors player Marcelo Montoya yelling a homophobic slur at a rival during an NRL match in Queensland on Friday night. An hour into the match, North Queensland Cowboys player Kyle Feldt was on the ground after being tackled by winger Marcelo Montoya (pictured above) at Moreton Daily Stadium …

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Queer Aussie feature ‘Teenage Kicks’ kicking it on Netflix

Acclaimed indie feature Teenage Kicks just dropped on Netflix. The queer Aussie film stars Miles Szanto as a young man journeying through the minefield of adolescence. Teenage Kicks comes from filmmaking team, writer/director Craig Boreham and producer Annmaree J Bell. Miklos Varga is played by young up and coming actor Miles Szanto. In the film, …

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Ian Roberts calls out lack of progress on tackling homophobia in sport

Trailblazing gay ex-footballer Ian Roberts has slammed the lack of progress in eliminating harmful homophobic language in Australian sport. Two new Australian studies published in international journal Sport Management Review reveal high numbers of LGB adolescents hide their sexuality from teammates. Usage of homophobic slurs in male sport also remains stubbornly high. Ian Roberts came …

Ian Roberts Tells Anthony Mundine His Anti-Gay Rants Have Consequences

Former rugby league star Ian Roberts has warned boxer Anthony Mundine of the consequences of the athlete’s recent anti-gay rants during his controversial stint on reality TV series I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Mundine drew outrage from LGBTIQ and Indigenous advocates when he said same-sex couples were “confusing to society” but backtracked …