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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions “insane” and “cheating”. And she’s not alone. Several other prominent women athletes have also used social media, mainly Twitter, to voice their concern about the eligibility of transgender women in sport, including former British swimmer Sharron Davies, double Olympic …

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Casey dellacqua birth baby boy

Retired Australian tennis champion Casey Dellacqua has welcomed a baby boy, her third child. The 34-year-old shared the happy news on her Instagram account, revealing she and partner Amanda Judd named their newborn son Jesse James. “Bursting with joy and our hearts are so full with the safe arrival of our beautiful son Jesse James …

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Matthew Mitcham instagram

Matthew Mitcham has shared a series of snaps of his summer road trip with his Instagram followers, and the photos are making us very jealous. Early last month, the Olympic gold medalist wrote on Instagram that he and partner Luke are planning to move to the UK later in March, but first they were road-tripping …

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Active Pride speedos

Active Pride is an LGBTIQ clothing company on a mission — to motivate and inspire individuals to regularly exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, and of course, help give them the confidence to be whoever they want to be and greater than any challenge they face. Matt and Mitch from Active Pride are brothers, one gay …

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Rainbow Jerseys Pride Cup

The CEOs of 11 Victorian sporting organisations and clubs will this week unite to make a “Pledge of Pride” for LGBTIQ inclusion, as more and more clubs and codes host their own rainbow “Pride Cup” events. The Pledge of Pride is an initiative of Pride Cup Australia, and it’s a way of sporting clubs demonstrating …

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Erik Denison

Monash University researcher Erik Denison has received a Victorian Sport Award for his work on a world-first trial of a program designed at end homophobic language in sport. The Victorian Sport Awards honours outstanding contributions to sport in Victoria across 19 categories, and Mr Denison (pictured, second from right) was awarded the inaugural Peter Norman …

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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

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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