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Kirsten Lawlor from Brisbane Inferno at a Matildas game

How the Matildas’ World Cup success inspires queer participation in football

Kirsten Lawlor from LGBTQIA+ football club Brisbane Inferno shares how the Matildas’ World Cup performance has seen a shift in the perception of women’s sport and queer representation. Soccer, or football to some, was never a big part of my life growing up. Being from a regional town in Queensland, my family followed rugby league …

AFL Jason Akermanis headline

After ‘gayest’ World Cup, AFL players blow whistle on homophobia

The next Four Corners on ABC will ask why no gay AFL players have publicly come out, as current and former players speak out about the culture in the sport. This month, the FIFA Women’s World Cup has gripped Australia. Pundits have joyously described it as the “gayest” iteration of the soccer tournament ever. There …

Comedian Mel Buttle Instagram photo

‘For little me’: Mel Buttle’s bittersweet reaction to Matildas win

Comedian Mel Buttle has revealed her bittersweet reaction to the Matildas’ World Cup glory by sharing her own devastating personal memories of being “robbed” of sport as a child. Watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the comic and TV personality this week wrote a very personal Facebook post describing feeling “rapt” for the Matildas but …

Matildas captain Sam Kerr on the field in 2021

Watch the Matildas v Canada match in Ashfield tonight

The Matildas are facing a do-or-die match-up against Canada tonight in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and if they don’t win they will be knocked out of the competition. If you’re in Sydney and want to watch this historic showdown for the Matildas it is being screened to the public by the Inner West Council …

Ghizlane Chebbak, Morocco captain, at a FIFA Women's World Cup press conference

FIFA shuts down reporter’s sexuality question at Women’s World Cup

FIFA has shut down a reporter’s question to Morocco’s national captain asking about gay players on her team at a tense Women’s World Cup press conference. The 2023 Women’s World Cup is underway in Australia and New Zealand. Morocco is the first Arab country to qualify for the tournament. The Moroccan national team will face …

New Zealand captain Ali Riley defied Pride ban at the FIFA Women's World Cup

NZ captain expertly defies FIFA’s Pride ban at Women’s World Cup

New Zealand’s football captain Ali Riley has gone viral after she found an amazing loophole and defied FIFA’s petty Pride ban by wearing rainbow painted nails. The FIFA Women’s World Cup is officially underway in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, a big controversy over player’s armbands blew up during the men’s World Cup in …

Sam Kerr and partner Kristie Mewis

Record number of openly queer players in Women’s World Cup

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will reportedly have a new record number of openly queer athletes competing in the FIFA tournament. In a week, our national team the Matildas will play in the tournament, which this year is in Australia and New Zealand. It kicks off July 20. Superstar Matildas captain Sam Kerr (pictured), Australia’s …

Matildas captain Sam Kerr on the field in 2021

Inner West hosting public screenings of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Sydney’s Inner West Council will be screening all of Australia’s women’s national soccer team’s matches in the FIFA Women’s World Cup through July and August this year. Following the huge success of the Inner West’s screening of Socceroos World Cup games, the Council decided to broadcast Matildas games for the FIFA Women’s World Cup at …

Cricketer Megan Schutt, wife Jess Holyoake and their daughter

Megan Schutt calls out vile myth about lesbian cricketers

Australian cricketer Megan Schutt has opened up about her experiences as a queer woman in the sport. The star fast bowler (above right) has played for the national team since 2012. Speaking to News Corp, the 30-year-old called for Cricket Australia to stand up more visibly for LGBTQIA+ inclusion. She recalled “infuriating” homophobes telling her …

Hackney Women’s Football Club first openly lesbian team

New kit for Europe’s first openly lesbian football team

Hackney Women’s Football Club, Europe’s first openly lesbian team, has introduced a new kit in time for LGBTQIA+ history month. New LGBTQIA+ positive kit for Europe’s first openly lesbian team. Arrives in time for LGBTQIA+ history month & Football Versus Homophobia month. Hackney Women’s Football Club: providing a positive and inclusive community space since 1986. …

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