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NRL tells followers upset by same sex kiss to get with the times

NRL tells followers upset by same sex kiss to get with the times

The Facebook page of the National Rugby League has been filled with comments from followers who were upset about an image of a same-sex couple kissing. The NRL posted the image of NSW player Vanessa Foliaki and Queenslander Karina Brown in the middle of the pitch following the end of the game. The pair had been playing against […]

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Editors of Australia’s largest LGBTI publications discuss the marriage debate

Editors of Australia’s largest LGBTI publications discuss the marriage debate

Editors from Australia’s largest LGBTI publications have met up to discuss the current marriage equality debate, the Macklemore controversy, and whether or not sport has a place in political debates. OUTinPerth’s Managing Editor Graeme Watson joined Matthew Wade from the Star Observer and Silke Bader of LOTL Magazine, on Melbourne radio station JOY FM’s regular […]

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Will rainbow flags be banned from NRL grand final?

Will rainbow flags be banned from NRL grand final?

Olympic stadium has denied media reports claiming that rainbow flags will be banned at today’s National Rugby League grand final. While media reports had claimed that a ban on ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ marriage campaign signs, and rainbow flags would be in place, the venue has put out a statement denying such a ban exists. Olympic […]

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Macklemore pledges donation to the ‘Yes’ campaign

Macklemore pledges donation to the ‘Yes’ campaign

Rapper Macklemore has pledged a donation to the ‘Yes’ campaign for marriage equality. The performer has announced his portion of Australian profits from the tune Same Love will go to the ‘Yes’ campaign. The song, which was number one on the Australian charts four years ago, shot back up to the top spot after conservative politicians […]

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Tony Abbott wants to ban Macklemore from singing ‘Same Love’

Tony Abbott wants to ban Macklemore from singing ‘Same Love’

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is leading calls to ban rapper Mackelmore from singing his hit ‘Same Love’ when he performs at the Rugby League Grand Final. Queer singer Mary Lambert, who penned the song’s chorus, will be joining Macklemore for the performance. Tony Wall, a former rugby player, has launched a petition calling on […]

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Mary Lambert will join Macklemore for Rugby Grand Final performance

Mary Lambert will join Macklemore for Rugby Grand Final performance

Rapper Macklemore is bringing his entire crew to Australia for his performance at the NRL grand final. Eric Nally, who teamed up with Macklemore for the hit tune Downtown will be heading down under, and so will singer Mary Lambert who sings vocals on the Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis anthem Same Love.  Mackelmore and Lambert will […]

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NRL voices support for marriage equality following appeal from Ian Roberts

NRL voices support for marriage equality following appeal from Ian Roberts

The NRL has thrown its support behind the Yes campaign for marriage equality after Rugby legend Ian Roberts appealed to the organisation to take a stand on the issue. In 1995 Roberts became the first high-profile Australian sports person and first rugby footballer in the world to come out to the public as gay. Last […]

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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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NRL show support for Australian marriage equality

NRL show support for Australian marriage equality

The National Rugby League are the next Australian organisation to raise their voices in support for marriage equality. Over 350 major businesses and groups across the country have officially endorsed the move towards equality in Australia. “One of the NRL’s core values is inclusiveness and we have put in place practices and policies to support […]

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