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Sydney FC celebrates Pride across weekend of festivities

Sydney FC has celebrated Pride across a weekend of festivities.  The Pride Celebration took place across the A-Leagues with Sydney FC hosting a Liberty A-League clash with Western United on Saturday night at Leichhardt Oval and Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The weekend was intended as a celebration of diversity and inclusivity …

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Why sporting codes need more than just pride rounds

Beau Newell is the National Program Manager of Pride in Sport. He writes for QNews on LGBTQ+ inclusion across sporting codes in Australia.  Imagine you’re stepping onto a field to play the game you love, and you are told that your identity—your very essence—might be the reason you’re not welcome. How would you play? How …

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Brisbane Lions to play in AFLW’s first Pride Round this weekend

The Brisbane Lions AFLW team have unveiled the rainbow-coloured Pride Guernseys they’ll wear in the AFLW’s inaugural Pride Round this weekend. In 2018, the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs began their annual Pride Game, to celebrate the sport’s LGBTIQ+ players and spectators. Now this season the AFLW is expanding the celebratory matches to an …

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Fifth AFL Pride Game at the Gabba in Brisbane for the first time

St Kilda Football Club and the Sydney Swans are celebrating the fifth annual AFL Pride Game, which is in Brisbane for the first time this weekend. Earlier this month, the AFL moved teams to Queensland to escape COVID-19. And on Saturday evening, St Kilda and the Swans will play Round 9 at the Gabba. It’s …

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Rainbows on the field in AFL Queensland ‘Pride Round’

Footy players wore rainbow for AFL Queensland’s first Pride Round last weekend. On Saturday, AFL Queensland held the Pride Round in support of the LGBTIQ community. It was Australia’s first dedicated multi-league LGBTIQ+ carnival. At the matches across Queensland, players wore rainbow socks and guernseys and umpires waved rainbow flags. Rainbow boundaries, goal pads and …

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Calls For More Queensland Pride Cups After Gold Coast Match

More football teams are being encouraged to hold their own LGBTIQ-inclusive Pride Cup matches after Queensland’s first was hailed a success last Saturday. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The Robina Roos …

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Queensland’s First AFL Pride Cup Match To Be Held In July

Queensland’s first AFL Pride Cup match will be held on the Gold Coast in July. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural Robina Roos women’s AFL team made their debut in …

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PHOTOS: Rainbows out for first AFLW Pride Match

Almost 9000 footy fans attended the rainbow-bedecked first AFLW Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first-ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. Feel Proud Tonight On the field, players wore rainbow-adorned guernseys. They ran through a banner …

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Puck Homophobia: Ice Hockey Pride Matches

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 at three venues around the country. The Mustangs will challenge the Newcastle Northstars, the Sydney Bears will play Melbourne Ice, …