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Ban on transgender women in women’s rugby union

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) will vote next Friday on whether to ban transgender women from women’s rugby union. Until now, the governing body allowed transgender women to play at club levels after undergoing an independent medical assessment. But the organisation intends falling in behind World Rugby which previously banned transgender women from elite …

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Adelaide’s first gay rugby team are creating their own culture

For a city that is AFL mad, launching a gay rugby team was always going to be a challenge. The Adelaide University Sharks are Adelaide’s first LGBTQIA+ inclusive rugby team, and after launching two years ago the club has proven exceedingly popular. The club provides a safe environment for physical and mental well-being through sport …

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NRL investigates alleged homophobic slur Warriors v Cowboys

The NRL began an investigation into an alleged homophobic slur immediately after becoming aware of an incident that occurred towards the end of the Warriors v Cowboys match at Redcliffe last night. Broadcast audio picked up the slur when a Warriors player appeared to use the word ‘f—-t’ against an opposing player. The incident occurred …

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Brisbane Hustlers want to start Australia’s first openly gay and inclusive women’s rugby union team

The Brisbane Hustlers are looking to expand their rugby family and are calling for female rugby players.  As 2022 kicks off the team are looking for expressions of interest for an all-female team in 2023. If successful it will be the first openly gay and inclusive women’s rugby union team in the country. Brisbane Hustlers: …

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Gay rugby player wins appeal against deportation to Kenya

A gay rugby player and his club in the UK are celebrating after he was granted asylum, winning a years-long legal battle against deportation to Kenya. Ken Macharia moved to the UK to study in 2009. Working as a mechanical engineer, he later sought asylum, fearing persecution if he returned to Kenya. This month the …

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ACL: And where he goes we’ll folau, we’ll folau, we’ll folau…

Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) disciples watched in awe on Saturday as Southport Tigers King Israel Folau made his debut. However, the park footy Messiah failed to inspire converts, scoring just one try. Israel Folau debuted for the Tigers with a purr rather than a roar. “I was just happy to blow the cobwebs out,” said …

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Ferocious backlash over proposed return of Israel Folau

Sources within the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) say the proposed return of Israel Folau to Rugby League has prompted the most ferocious backlash in the organisation’s history. Brisbane’s Courier-Mail reports that the gay and lesbian community bombarded the QRL with complaints in recent days. Previously, Folau’s billionaire backer Clive Palmer threatened legal action against the …

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Billionaire backing Israel Folau rugby league comeback

In an ad on the front page of today’s Courier-Mail, billionaire Clive Palmer calls for the return of Israel Folau to rugby league. The paper reports the pair will front a joint press conference today where they will announce plans for a Folau rugby league comeback. Update Later today, Palmer pledged at the press conference …

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Queer Newsweek: Gladys, Steelers and DocQ on public toilets

Queer Newsweek video news this week takes a humorous look at the ins and outs of the Gladys Berejiklian affair and yet other bonking Aussie pollies. Also, we talk to Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, the filmmaker who made Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club. Then, DocQ joins us to talk about public toilets and we finish …

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WATCH: Aussie journo met his husband at pioneering gay rugby club

Channel Ten news reporter Eammon Ashton-Atkinson is used to telling stories. But he’s never told one as personal as in a new documentary, on the world’s first gay rugby club. The King’s Cross Steelers were born in a UK pub in 1995 when a group of friends discussed the idea of creating a gay rugby …

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