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LGBTQIA+ sporting clubs dive into Sydney WorldPride 2023

LGBTQIA+ sporting clubs dive into Sydney WorldPride 2023

Football, hockey, basketball, roller derby, kickball, water polo, ten-pin bowling, squash, swimming, boxing, running, wrestling and more – a variety of LGBTQIA+ sporting organisations are ready to kick goals, score points and break their participation records next year, officially joining the Sydney WorldPride festival. Beloved organisations including Sydney Stingers and the Sydney Rams will join […]

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Australian Institute of Sport launches ‘Thrive with Pride’ program

Australian Institute of Sport launches ‘Thrive with Pride’ program

The Australian Institute of Sport have launched a new scheme which aims to offer more support to LGBTIQA+ sports people. The inaugural AIS Thrive with Pride program has signed up fourteen athletes from 10 different sports to be ambassadors for the new scheme which which aims to provide safe and inclusive sporting environments for all athletes […]

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Grindr stops location feature to protect athletes in the Olympic village

Grindr stops location feature to protect athletes in the Olympic village

Dating app Grindr has taken steps to protect residents at the Athlete’s Village at the Winter Olympics from being identified. They have turned off their location search function for the area. Tech website Engadget reported on the move, sharing that Gridr for Equality Director, Jack Harrison-Quintana, hoped the move would allow athletes to feel confident to be […]

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Belle Brockhoff suffers devastating fall at the Winter Olympics

Belle Brockhoff suffers devastating fall at the Winter Olympics

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff suffered a horrific crash during her Olympic event on Saturday but was released from hospital a few hours later. Competing in heavy snow Brockhoff and fellow Australian competitor Josie Baff crashed during the mixed snowboarding team race. The race was put on hold a medics tended to Brockhoff, and she was […]

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Belle Brockhoff is just one of many LGBTIQA+ athletes at the Olympics

Belle Brockhoff is just one of many LGBTIQA+ athletes at the Olympics

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff is just one of the many out and proud LGBTIQA+ athletes taking part in the Beijing Winter Olympics. There are twice as many athletes who have publicly shared that they are part of the LGBTIQA+ communities than at the previous games in 2018. Reports suggest there are 35 queer athletes taking […]

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A-League star Josh Cavallo celebrated after coming out on world stage

A-League star Josh Cavallo celebrated after coming out on world stage

Adelaide United FC player Josh Cavallo has shared an emotional video this week, sharing with the world that he is a gay man. The video, released on Adelaide United’s Facebook page, features Cavallo urging others to feel comfortable in themselves, after making history himself as the only openly gay man in professional soccer. Cavallo’s coming […]

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Lifesavers with Pride launch scholarships

Lifesavers with Pride launch scholarships

Lifesavers with Pride (LWP) have launched their Proud Beaches Scholarship for summer 2021/22, promoting Surf Life Saving as a welcome, safe and valued place for LGBTIQ people. The scholarship helps members of the LGBTIQ community become qualified lifesavers and join their local surf club by financially supporting recipients of the Proud Beaches Scholarships. Over the […]

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Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

This Saturday 8th May, Pride Cup and VicHealth are celebrating eight years of the Yarra Valley Pride Cup, a catalyst for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in Australian sport. The Yarra Valley Pride Cup was founded in 2013, after player and future Young Victorian of the Year Jason Ball came out as gay to his team. What began […]

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Getting into yoga is not as big as a stretch as you might think

Getting into yoga is not as big as a stretch as you might think

Jason Pachol is the local yoga instructor behind a new weekly gathering Gay Men’s Yoga. OUTinPerth chatted to Jason about how he first got involved in yoga, and why there’s a need for a class dedicated specifically to gay and bisexual men. How did you first get into yoga, what’s it’s greatest appeal? When I […]

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Lecture explores the future development of women in sport

Lecture explores the future development of women in sport

Professor Sophia Nimphius will explore and examine the rise of women in sport and look at a different approach to understanding and interpreting research on female athletes. As part of the ECU Lecture Series, Professor Nimphius’ presentation is inspired by a renewed interest in “training the female athlete”, sparked by the professionalism of women in […]

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