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Pride WA says Eagles need to work at connecting with LGBTIQA+ people

Pride WA says Eagles need to work at connecting with LGBTIQA+ people

Pride WA have called on the West Coast Eagles to make a greater effort to forge real connection with Western Australia’s LGBTIQA+ communities as the club faces criticism for a half hearted involvement in the AFLW’s Pride round, and dismissive comments from the team’s coach. “Pride WA applauds the decision of the AFL to host […]

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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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Former AFL coach Dani Laidley awarded compensation over photo leak

Former AFL coach Dani Laidley awarded compensation over photo leak

Former AFL coach Dani Laidley will receive financial compensation from Victorian police officers who shared images of her when she was in police custody. Six officers were personally pay Laidley up to $3000 each for sharing the image. The image showed Laidley in an interview room dressed in female clothing and a blonde wig. Victoria […]

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Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie comes out as gay

Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie comes out as gay

Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie has revealed he is a gay man, becoming the first UK star to come out as LGBTIQ+ since Justin Fashanu in 1990. The 33-year-old played for the youth squad of Hull FC, taking his skills around the world to the US, Singapore and Canada for more than a decade. […]

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Héctor Bellerín says soccer is not ready for a gay player

Héctor Bellerín says soccer is not ready for a gay player

Soccer player Héctor Bellerín says the sport is not yet ready for a gay player at the professional level. The Arsenal player recently quit social media because he was receiving too much online abuse, but speaking to The Times he said the abuse is heard from the crowd at games as well. Bellerín said soccer fans had […]

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AFL block trans player Hannah Mouncey from women’s draft

AFL block trans player Hannah Mouncey from women’s draft

The Australian Football League have received a mixed response after they refused the nomination of a transgender athlete from playing in the women’s league ahead of this week’s 2018 draft. The AFL revealed on Tuesday that the ACT’s Hannah Mouncey would not be eligible to play in the AFLW 2018 after deliberation. In a statement, […]

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AFL to rule whether transgender player can be drafted

AFL to rule whether transgender player can be drafted

The AFL is set to announce a landmark decision on whether a transgender player can be included in the 2018 draft picks for the women’s league. Canberra based player Hannah Mouncey has nominated for the draft, but with just a few days remaining until teams pick their new players for the 2018 season, she’s still […]

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AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

The Western Bulldogs have thrown their support behind the YES campaign for marriage equality with a short video on social media. The Victorian team’s President, Vice-President, CEO, and players from both their men’s and women’s teams have shared their reasons for working towards a YES outcome in the postal survey on marriage here in Australia. […]

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Nat Fyfe takes to the catwalk for Perth Fashion Festival

Fremantle Dockers captain Nat Fyfe traded the footy field for the catwalk when he made his runway debut for Parker & Co. at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival last night. Parker & Co. International Men’s Runway at the Crown Pyramid is the first standalone menswear show in the Festival’s history. Fyfe appeared alongside leading female […]

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LGBTIQ footballers advocate for change

LGBTIQ footballers advocate for change

A new organisation has officially launched that aims to promote LGBTIQ participation in football (soccer) and advocate on issues affecting the LGBTIQ sports community. Pride Football Australia will support the development of grassroots LGBTIQ football clubs, help make existing clubs and associations more inclusive, and work with the sport’s governing bodies to address ongoing issues […]

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