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Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Team by Eammon Ashton-Atkinson opens in cinemas around Australia and New Zealand in November. Eammon currently works in Washington DC as a correspondent for Australia’s 10 Network and QNews spoke to him there about the movie. Scroll down for the QNews interview with Eammon Ashton-Atkinson Steelers Screenings in Australia …

dan palmer rugby coming out

Former rugby union player Dan Palmer has come out as gay and shared the harrowing toll of an inner battle with his sexuality in a powerful column. The 32-year-old previously played for the NSW Waratahs, the ACT Brumbies and also nationally for the Wallabies. He’s the first Wallaby ever to come out as gay. However …

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Brisbane Broncos NRLW captain Ali Brigginshaw has finally been recognised as the best female player in Australia. The 30-year-old received her first ever Dally M medal for Female Player of the Year surrounded by her cheering teammates during the virtual awards ceremony on Monday. Brigginshaw wrote on her Facebook page receiving the award was truly …

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Queer Newsweek video news this week takes a humorous look at the ins and outs of the Gladys Berejiklian affair and yet other bonking Aussie pollies. Also, we talk to Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, the filmmaker who made Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club. Then, DocQ joins us to talk about public toilets and we finish …

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Eight Australian sports bodies have unveiled guidelines for the participation of transgender athletes in their competitions. ACON and its Pride in Sport program spearheaded the initiative, launched on Thursday. It was driven by a need for national guidance on how sports can be inclusive of trans and gender-diverse people. “Many trans people across Australia are …

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Channel Ten news reporter Eammon Ashton-Atkinson is used to telling stories. But he’s never told one as personal as in a new documentary, on the world’s first gay rugby club. The King’s Cross Steelers were born in a UK pub in 1995 when a group of friends discussed the idea of creating a gay rugby …

baiters gay brisbane teams

Baiters from a large internet forum are currently targeting members of two gay Brisbane sporting teams. Also yesterday, a member of the forum posted a baited masturbation video of a professional Australian sportsman based in the US. The baiters solicit explicit images from users of hookup apps to share, trade and sell. As QNews reported …

The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

Brisbane has been shortlisted as a potential host city for the 2026 Gay Games. Every four years since 1982, the Gay Games have provided an inclusive safe and environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete in dozens of sports. The event now attracts over 10,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators from around the world. …

afl pride game

St Kilda Football Club and the Sydney Swans are celebrating the fifth annual AFL Pride Game, which is in Brisbane for the first time this weekend. Earlier this month, the AFL moved teams to Queensland to escape COVID-19. And on Saturday evening, St Kilda and the Swans will play Round 9 at the Gabba. It’s …

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Sam Stosur has announced she has became a mum after partner Liz Astling gave birth to a baby girl. The 36-year-old tennis star took to Instagram to share photos of the three of them. She said she and Liz they welcomed baby Genevieve – nicknamed “Evie” – into the world on June 16. “Life in …

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