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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has claimed that allowing transgender female athletes to compete in women’s sport is “insane” and akin to “cheating”. The out tennis champion wrote an article in UK’s The Times newspaper addressing a controversy over a tweet last December complaining about rules allowing trans women to take part in women’s sport. “I …

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Shannon Gabriel

The International Cricket Council has formally charged West Indies player Shannon Gabriel for an alleged homophobic sledging towards England captain Joe Root during a test in St. Lucia this week. During the match, broadcaster stump microphone picked up the conversation which was mostly inaudible but Root’s response to Gabriel could be clearly heard with him …

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Anna Wintour Margaret Court

Fashion icon Anna Wintour has slammed tennis legend Margaret Court and Prime Minister Scott Morrison for their views on LGBTIQ rights. Delivering a keynote speech at the Australian Open Inspirational Series in Melbourne, the Vogue editor-in-chief questioned whether the tennis star’s name should be on Victoria’s Margaret Court Arena. Court, who is now a pastor, …

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Colombia women's football team

A Colombian football team’s boss has apologised for describing the country’s women’s football league as “a tremendous lesbian breeding ground.” Gabriel Camargo, who is president of Colombian team Deportes Tolima, also suggested that many of the female football players were alcoholics and women’s football was economically unviable. “It’s going badly, it doesn’t give anything, not …

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David Pocock got married

Rugby player and LGBTIQ ally David Pocock has officially married his long-time partner Emma on the weekend. The Wallabies star and his partner Emma held a commitment ceremony in 2010, but vowed they wouldn’t officially marry until their gay friends were also able to. On Monday, Pocock posted three photos to social media from the …

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Rugby players around the world have worn rainbow laces on the field to support for openly gay former player Gareth Thomas after he was the victim of a gay hate crime. The former Wales rugby player, who came out as gay in 2009 and retired in 2011, told his Twitter followers on November 18 he …

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Merthyr Bowls Club is an oasis of green in inner-city Brisbane. Situated on Oxlade Drive, a short stroll from picturesque New Farm Park, the club sits on the bend of the Brisbane River, providing majestic river views for club diners. As a pioneer of the barefoot version of bowls, Merthyr Bowls Club embraced this fun …

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Queensland boxer Jeff Horn has disowned social media posts criticising Anthony Mundine’s views on homosexuality and threatened to dump his promoters for publishing them to his accounts without his permission. The boxer’s promoter Dean Lonergan told the Courier-Mail last weekend they would have gay and transgender people join women in carrying round cards at Horn’s …

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David Williamson’s satirical comedy Managing Carmen, a light-hearted look at football, fame, and the power of acceptance, is opening this weekend at New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre. The play follows AFL star Brent Lyall, whose manager is desperate to hide the fact that after Brent takes off his football kit he loves to …

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LGBTIQ swim team brisbane sports team

Nine swimmers from Brisbane LGBTIQ team Aqualicious are on the Gold Coast preparing to compete at the eleventh Pan Pacific Masters Games. More than 15,000 athletes from over 30 countries are converging on the coast to compete in more than 40 sports from tomorrow until November 11. Aqualicious president Fernando Claro (pictured) will be among …

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