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Sydney Swans and St Kilda to face off in AFL’s first Pride Game

Sydney Swans and St Kilda to face off in AFL’s first Pride Game

The AFL have officially announced the launch of the league’s very first Pride Game earlier this week to promote LGBTIQ inclusivity and raise awareness of queer issues among fans and players of the great Australian pastime. Though the Sydney Swans played an off season match in support of the LGBTIQ community with Fremantle last year, […]

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St Kilda and Sydney Swans will play AFL Pride match

St Kilda and Sydney Swans will play AFL Pride match

The AFL have announced the game’s first pride match for next season, reasserting the football codes support for marriage equality in Australia. The Sydney Swans and St Kilda will go head-to-head in a match celebrating diversity in the sport and make a statement against discrimination. The Age reports that the St Kilda Saints have been lobbying […]

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Melbourne footy team don gay apparel for anti-homophobia campaign

Melbourne footy team don gay apparel for anti-homophobia campaign

A Victorian football team have adorned their uniforms with rainbows to celebrate the launch of their LGBT-inclusivity campaign. Victorian Amateur Football Association team University Blacks have donned pride colours and painted rainbows on the field to promote acceptance of LGBT figures in the traditionally conservative realm of sport. ‘Gay, That’s OK’ was set up in […]

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AFL, NFL and FFA join forces for marriage equality

AFL, NFL and FFA join forces for marriage equality

Australia’s three top football associations, AFL, NFL and FFA, have simultaneously announced they will be openly supporting the cause for marriage equality in Australia. The groups join hundreds of other Australian organisations in uniting towards legislative change which would allow same-sex couples the right to marry under Australian law. “Just as these three football codes […]

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AFL Announce Pride Match

AFL Announce Pride Match

The Australian Football League in conjunction with the National Australia Bank today announced the first AFL sanctioned match in celebration of the LGBTI community. Sydney Swans and the Fremantle Dockers will go head to head in the NAB Challenge Pride match on Sunday, 15 March at Drummoyne Oval in Western Sydney. NAB Group Chief Executive […]

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Studying Homophobia in the AFL

Studying Homophobia in the AFL

Perth scholar Andrew Douglas is undertaking research on a subject that has been recently heavily discussed but historically paid little attention. He’s looking at homophobia in sports. In particular, in the AFL. While undertaking his Masters Thesis at Edith Cown University, Douglas looked at changes in law and social attitudes in countries including Australia, the […]

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Man On Man: The Final Scores

Man On Man: The Final Scores

The time has come for the final scores of Man On Man, OUTinPerth’s footy tipping competition, to be revealed. If you’ve been keeping up with the scores thus far, the final results may surprise you. Use your time reading this sentence to mentally play a drum roll as your eyes draw ever closer to our […]

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Collingwood Player to Leave Following Anti-Gay Joke

Collingwood Player to Leave Following Anti-Gay Joke

Collingwood player Heritier Lumumba is reportedly likely to part ways with the club due to its tolerance of what some are calling a homophobic slur. Lumumba recently challenged the club over a graffitied poster in the players’ rooms. The poster depicted players Scott Pendlebury and Dayne Beams, and someone had written “off to the Mardi […]

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AFL Declare Support for Same Sex Marriage

AFL Declare Support for Same Sex Marriage

The Australian Football League has publicly declared support for marriage equality. The league stated its position on the issue in response to a letter from a mother who wrote in about her gay son. “If the AFL publicly declares that they are in support of marriage equality you will give that young player who is […]

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Jamieson Caldwell on ‘Managing Carmen’

For actor Jamieson Caldwell he knew he wanted to take on the lead role in David Williamson’s ‘Managing Carmen’ as soon as he read the script. The story about a high profile football player revealing his love of cross-dressing touched on world’s the actor was very familiar with. “When I read it I fell in […]

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