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NRL player Marcelo Montoya hit with ban for homophobic slur

NRL player Marcelo Montoya has received a four-match suspension for using a homophobic slur on the field. About an hour into the match in Redcliffe last Friday night, the Warriors winger (pictured) had tackled North Queensland Cowboys player Kyle Feldt to the ground. As the Warriors debated a referee’s decision, Montoya yelled, “Get up Kyle, …

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Liberal MP launched anti-trans fundraiser on day one of election campaign

LGBTIQ+ advocates have slammed Liberal Senator Claire Chandler for using her anti-transgender private member’s bill to fundraise on the first day of the election campaign. On Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison again threw his support behind a proposed bill from the Tasmanian Liberal Senator. Senator Chandler’s contentious private member’s “Save Women’s Sport” bill would allow …

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Ian Roberts calls out NRL after player’s homophobic slur

NRL legend Ian Roberts has reacted to Warriors player Marcelo Montoya yelling a homophobic slur at a rival during an NRL match in Queensland on Friday night. An hour into the match, North Queensland Cowboys player Kyle Feldt was on the ground after being tackled by winger Marcelo Montoya (pictured above) at Moreton Daily Stadium …

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Brisbane Hustlers want to start Australia’s first openly gay and inclusive women’s rugby union team

The Brisbane Hustlers are looking to expand their rugby family and are calling for female rugby players.  As 2022 kicks off the team are looking for expressions of interest for an all-female team in 2023. If successful it will be the first openly gay and inclusive women’s rugby union team in the country. Brisbane Hustlers: …

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Grave fears for lesbian basketballer Brittney Griner detained in Russia

Experts and politicians have grave fears for the safety of American lesbian basketballer Brittney Griner, after her arrest in Russia a month ago. Custom officials arrested the American WNBA star at an airport near Moscow on or around February 17, according to the US government. Russian authorities accused the two-time Olympic gold medalist of having …

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Adelaide City FC banning fans over homophobic abuse

Adelaide City FC chairman Greg Griffin yesterday called out fans of the soccer club over homophobic abuse directed at other teams. He also said the Zebras would ban some supporters from entering the stadium from today. The Zebras chairman made the comments in a statement on the club’s Facebook page. He said that the conduct …

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21 LGBTIQ sporting clubs have joined Sydney WorldPride 2023

They’re Sydney’s LGBTIQ-inclusive sports clubs, playing football, hockey, basketball, roller derby, kickball, water polo, ten-pin bowling, squash, boxing, wrestling and many more. And 21 of them have officially signed on to participate in the biennial mega-festival WorldPride in Sydney next year. WorldPride is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ communities and since 2000, a different …

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Brisbane Tritons are inviting water polo newcomers to the pool

Queensland’s LGBTIQ-inclusive water polo club the Brisbane Tritons have a big weekend planned. On Saturday (February 26) at Valley Pool, the club will play a Pride Round match, as a curtain-raiser to two Australian Water Polo League matches that afternoon. And on Sunday, the club will kick off a series of beginners workshops for rookies …

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‘Terrific’: Scott Morrison backs bill to exclude trans people from sport

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for supporting a “cruel and divisive” push by a Liberal Senator to allow sports clubs to exclude transgender Australians from single-sex sports. Speaking on Tuesday, Morrison said he thought Senator Claire Chandler’s contentious private member’s bill was “terrific” and he’d offered her “great encouragement”. Senator Chandler introduced …

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Months after Josh Cavallo came out, the messages of support haven’t stopped

Adelaide United soccer player Josh Cavallo says the supportive messages he’s still receiving four months after he came out as gay still put a “massive smile” on his face. Cavallo was the first active male pro soccer player in the world to come out as gay, last October. And the 22-year-old said the messages of …

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