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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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Israel Folau could make a comeback to rugby league in Australia as soon as this weekend on the Gold Coast. After his high-profile sacking for homophobic social media posts in 2019, Folau joined French pro rugby league club Catalans Dragons last year. He played more than a dozen matches for them before he returned to …

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history as she becomes the first transgender athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Officials selected the 43-year-old this week for the New Zealand women’s weightlifting team for Toyko 2020 in August, alongside five others. She will contest the women’s +87kg category at the Games. She currently ranks …

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Pro NFL player Carl Nassib has shared he is a gay man in an Instagram video, the first active player in his sport to do so. The 28-year-old is a defensive lineman for the NFL team Las Vegas Raiders, and has played in the sport for six years. On his Instagram, he explained, “Sadly, I …

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Politicians in Hong Kong have caused outcry after slamming the Gay Games, set to be hosted there in November next year. In 2016, the country won the bid to host the long-running event. The Gay Games brings together LGBTIQ athletes from around the world playing numerous sports. A Gay Games in Hong Kong is the …

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Australian cricketer Megan Schutt has shared that her wife Jess Holyoake is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple married in 2019, and now they’re set to welcome a baby girl, with the due date in early November. “Jess and I are excited to FINALLY be able to spill the beans,” Schutt tweeted on …

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Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’landys has said the Australian Christian Lobby are “wasting their money” with a campaign for an Israel Folau comeback. This week, the ACL launched a campaign to support of Folau’s return to the NRL, with a petition, full-page Daily Telegraph ads and hashtag #lethimplay. The group also wants supporters …

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Australian tennis champ Sam Stosur has shared the backstory behind her late-night decision to go public with her relationship with long-time partner Liz Astling in 2019. Stosur (above right) spoke with journalist Neroli Meadows on sports podcast Ordineroli Speaking about coming out after the 2019 Newcombe Medal tennis awards. That night, Stosur acknowledged Liz in …

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Maleny Golf Club in Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland recently announced the introduction of gender-neutral golf tees. Cue outrage. The troglodytes who spend their days turning over rocks in search of wokeness, cancel culture or any other eensy tweaking of the presumed status quo came screaming out of their caves. They first took to the …

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Australia’s LGBTIQ soccer teams will play simultaneous matches on this weekend’s inaugural PFA Day event by Pride Football Australia. Players in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney will play matches on their home turf this Saturday (February 27) to support LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sport. The teams will all play 6-a-side social football tournaments (6-a-side) at the …

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