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Margaret Court Casey Dellacqua

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court. Dellacqua has two young children with her partner, former touch football player Amanda Judd. She said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her family was the subject of a letter to the editor written …

The Western Sydney Wanderers football team have been fined $20,000 by Football Federation Australia for “bringing the game into disrepute” after fans of the team displayed a banner deemed to be homophobic during a match last weekend. The explicit banner depicted a likeness of rival team Sydney FC’s manager Graham Arnold engaging in oral sex, …

Andrew Purchas, founder of Australia’s first gay rugby union club, the Sydney Convicts, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to rugby union and to the promotion of social inclusion for LGBTI people”. Purchas was instrumental in bringing the Bingham Cup to Sydney in 2014 and has been the …

Gay Footy rainbow laces premier league

Several gay football players in the UK should come out as a group on the same day, the head of England’s Football Association has encouraged. FA Chief Greg Clarke told The Times newspaper that he’s spoken to gay soccer players and he thinks it would be a good idea to synchronise their coming out, if …

JK Rowling and Tom Daley

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has used her Twitter to shut down homophobic abuse aimed at Olympic diver Tom Daley. Poor Tom failed to qualify for the final of the 10m platform dive in Rio over the weekend. The 22-year-old previously scooped a bronze medal for the synchronised event, but broke down in tears when …

Pride Game Rainbow Flag Waving

The AFL held it’s first ever Pride Game in Melbourne on Saturday night. The game, believed to be a world-first in professional sport, was a joint initiative between the AFL and the match’s two teams, the Sydney Swans and St Kilda Saints. Both who wore rainbow-coloured socks and rainbow-coloured guernseys. For the first time, the …

Tongan Swimmer Amini Fonuax-min

News website The Daily Beast has taken down an article that attracted criticism for potentially outing closeted gay Olympians on Grindr. Reporter Nico Hines, who is straight, said he wrote the article to test the widespread rumours that the Olympic Village is “a hotbed of partying athletes, hookups, and sex, sex, sex.” He said he …

AFL Pride Game Nicky and Tynan Wynmar

In 1993, Australian football legend Nicky Winmar famously stood up to racism on the field in Australian sport. Now, ahead of this weekend’s historic AFL Pride Game, the Indigenous former St Kilda Saints player is standing up to homophobia too. In a new video introduced by lesbian comedian Magda Szubanski, Nicky (pictured, left) shares how …

The AFL has announced its first ever Pride Game to support the LGBTI community, believed to be a world first for a professional sporting competition. St Kilda’s Saints will wear shirts with rainbow-patterned numbers and the Swans will wear rainbow socks to show their support for the LGBTI community during the round 21 clash next …

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