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The Sydney Swans’ LGBTIQ supporters group has called on the AFL club to drop Qatar Airways as a sponsor because homosexuality is illegal in the Middle East country. Rainbow Swans chair Sarina Jackson said the group hopes the club won’t renew a major sponsorship deal with state-owned Qatar Airways when it expires at the end …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised new Cricket Australia guidelines benefiting transgender and gender-diverse players as “heavy-handed” and “mystifying”. On Thursday, the sport’s national body revealed a new elite-level policy and guidelines for community cricket that allows players to compete in line with their gender identity, rather than their biological sex. But Scott Morrison told …

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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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Athlete Simon Dunn has called out a homophobic meme using his image alongside a list of desirable and undesirable attributes in gay men. The Australian-born Dunn became aware of the divisive meme after friends started tagging him on social media. The meme’s author lists “acts like a normal human being”, “has a personality” and “doesn’t …

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A Twitter user who claimed to be a UK Championship footballer has said he won’t come out publicly as gay. But almost a month of international media coverage, he denied the Twitter profile was an elaborate hoax. The profile was created in early July, and the user claimed to be a professional football player under …