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simon dunn australian athlete homophobic meme

Athlete Simon Dunn has called out a homophobic meme using his image alongside a list of desirable and undesirable attributes in gay men. The Australian-born Dunn became aware of the divisive meme after friends started tagging him on social media. The meme’s author lists “acts like a normal human being”, “has a personality” and “doesn’t …

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A Twitter user who claimed to be a UK Championship footballer has said he won’t come out publicly as gay. But almost a month of international media coverage, he denied the Twitter profile was an elaborate hoax. The profile was created in early July, and the user claimed to be a professional football player under …

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

A contingent of Aussie athletes was among the 10,000 sportspeople converging on Paris last weekend for the opening ceremony of this year’s Gay Games. Among the Brisbane sportspeople attending this year’s Games are players and coaches from the inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons, attending the competition for the first time. Tritons President Sean …

Casey Dellacqua and Amanda Judd

Australian tennis champ Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport to spend more time with family. The 33-year-old made the announcement in a video posted to her social media accounts on Tuesday. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now,” she said. “I definitely feel it’s the right time for me …

Comedian Joel Creasey has said he believes “the time is right” for a gay AFL player to come out. In a column for the Herald Sun newspaper, Joel explains that he met and slept with an AFL player. “We met at a party, we went home. I didn’t even realise he was an AFL player …

Margaret Court

Australian tennis champion Margaret Court has remained defiant in her opposition to marriage equality. The 24-time Grand Slam winner, who is now a pastor in Perth, told the Herald Sun that same-sex marriage was a “trend” and Australia “will pay” for its decision to legalise it in December. “I think there will be a price …

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 …

Brisbane Tritons

The Brisbane Tritons LGBTI water polo team were proud to march in their very first Sydney Mardi Gras Parade on the weekend. And on the parade route they made a friend: “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress and gay icon Lucy Lawless. In two selfies Lucy posted to her Instagram on Saturday night, the actress posed with …

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 …

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