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Brisbane Hustlers wash cars at their Speedo car wash fundraiser

Brisbane Hustlers to host Speedo car wash fundraiser

Gentlemen, start your engines! The boys from local gay rugby club the Brisbane Hustlers are stripping down to their swimmers to wash your car for a cause this weekend. The Hustlers hosted their first car wash before Christmas and this Saturday (March 9) they’re doing it again. The rugby union boys will turn the hoses …

Members of Queensland Rugby League wear maroon caps supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

Queensland Rugby League launches inclusive pride cap

Queensland Rugby League (QRL) has created a pride cap as part of a new approach to LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the sport.  The cap, which was designed in consultation with the LGBTQIA+ community, was launched to coincide with Brisbane Pride Festival. The work is part of a new inclusive approach at QRL under CEO Ben Ikin. …

Gay All Black Campbell Johnstone and partner Ben Thomson are engaged

First out gay All Black Campbell Johnstone is engaged

Campbell Johnstone, New Zealand’s first openly gay All Black, has shared that he’s engaged to his partner Ben Thomson. Campbell (above left) came out as gay in January in a big moment for the New Zealand national rugby team. The ex-player, who now coaches, said the global response was overwhelming and humbling. Last week, Campbell …

Former Wallaby Sam Scott-Young apologises for homophobic slurs

Ex-Wallaby apologises after dropping gay slurs at rugby event

Former Wallaby Sam Scott-Young has apologised after making homophobic comments at a Queensland rugby union panel event, in front of a crowd of hundreds. The Queenslander (pictured above, commentating on Fox Sports) played seven Tests for Australia’s national rugby union team the Wallabies between 1990 and 1992. On June 2, Scott-Young spoke in front of …

Simon Dunn farewelled at public funeral service in Sydney

Simon Dunn remembered at public funeral in Sydney

Simon Dunn has taken “one last trip up Oxford Street” after family and friends remembered the beloved athlete at an emotional public funeral service in Sydney. Simon died three weeks ago at age 35, sparking an outpouring of grief and moving tributes to the “beautiful, caring, big-hearted” rugby player, bobsledder and LGBTIQ+ advocate. Mourners gathered …

Former All Black Campbell Johnstone comes out as gay in New Zealand

Former All Blacks rugby player comes out as gay in NZ first

Former All Black Campbell Johnstone is the first of the New Zealand national rugby team to come out as gay. Campbell is All Black number 1056 and played in three Test matches in 2005, as well as dozens of matches for other clubs. Now he’s opened up about being gay in an interview with New …

Simon Dunn played for the Sydney Convicts for 10 years

Simon Dunn’s public funeral to be streamed worldwide

Simon Dunn is set to be farewelled at a public funeral with plans to livestream the service for the beloved gay athlete’s national and international fans. Simon passed away at the weekend, sparking an outpouring of grief and tributes to the rugby player, bobsledder and LGBTIQ+ advocate. In just a few days, over $30,000 has …

Instagram photo of gay rugby player Simon Dunn, who passed away at age 35

‘Heartbroken’: Gay rugby player Simon Dunn dies at age 35

Gay Australian bobsledder and rugby player Simon Dunn has tragically died at the age of 35. The longtime Sydney Convicts player was found dead in his Surry Hills apartment in Sydney on Saturday (January 21). NSW Police have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding his death and are not treating it as suspicious, a spokesperson …

Gay rugby player Simon Dunn and partner Felix have split after five years

Australian gay rugby player and athlete Simon Dunn has announced that he and partner Felix Maisey-Curtis have split after five years together. On Instagram, Simon posted a photo of the two of them, sharing that the couple’s split has come after a “rough year of personal loss”. “As we just celebrated our five-year anniversary, it …

manly sea eagles pride jersey

Manly Sea Eagle pride jersey boycotters speak out

Several of the Manly Sea Eagle pride jersey boycotters broke their silence this week, telling the media they had no regrets about the controversy that derailed the club’s 2022 season.  Also below: reports sacked coach will sue club — blames pride jersey for team’s dismal showing. News reports that Sea Eagles forward Haumole Olakau’atu said …

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