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team brisbane tennis

Members of Team Brisbane Tennis are back on the court as Queensland’s easing COVID-19 restrictions allow sports teams to finally reunite. Last month the long-running club was able to resume their social tennis sessions every Tuesday night in Spring Hill. President Mark Thornton told QNews.com.au, “We’ve had around 12 to 16 players coming along each …

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South Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Adelaide University Sharks has set its sights on the Bingham Cup after making their debut at the weekend. Last year Adelaide University Rugby, the state’s oldest rugby club, launched the first gay and inclusive male rugby team. And on Saturday, the team made it onto the …

thomas beattie british footballer coming out gay

Former British soccer player Thomas Beattie has come out as gay, opening up about the stigma that made him feel he had to hide who he was while playing the sport. The former pro player, who retired in 2015, told ESPN he spent years of his career feeling empty and lonely. This was despite his …

moana hope isabella carlstrom pregnant baby news

Moana Hope and her wife Isabella Carlstrom are expecting their first child later this year. The AFLW player and Australian Survivor star and her partner Isabella shared the news on Instagram with a framed snap of an ultrasound. “We are going to be MUMS,” Moana wrote. “I don’t yet have the words to fully explain …

victoria police dean laidley photo leak

LGBTIQ advocates have called for more training for Victoria Police officers after the leaking of photos of former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley while in police custody. Laidley was arrested on Saturday night in St Kilda and faces charges including those related to stalking. At the weekend two photos, a mugshot and a photo …

The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

Brisbane will put forward a bid to host the Gay Games in 2026, the organising committee has confirmed. Every four years since 1982, the Gay Games have provided an inclusive safe and environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete in dozens of sports. The event now attracts over 10,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators …

moana hope aflw 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 …

Glam Slam tournament Australian Open

Glam Slam, Australia’s biggest LGBTIQ tennis tournament, will take place next week at the Australian Open. Offering an authentic tournament experience, Glam Slam will provide participants with the opportunity to compete in an LGBTIQ tennis competition. Tournament director Rowen D’Souza said since the its birth three years ago, the event has “grown out of sight”. …

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The Australian Open has made available two new gender-neutral toilets for the first time at Rod Laver Arena, the same day as Margaret Court made her return to venue Melbourne Park. Well, this is awkward. The tennis champion turned pastor is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1970 quadruple Grand Slam victory. …

margaret court sermon preaching transgender wa

A WA venue that hired out a function room for a Margaret Court event has donated proceeds to a queer youth counselling group. The tennis star turned minister spoke at a private function on Monday at the Esplanade Hotel in Busselton, south of Perth. The event was hosted by the group Tennis Seniors WA, of …

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