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Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Australian rugby star Israel Folau has publicly reaffirmed that he stands by his statement that gay people are destined for “Hell” last month. The Wallabies player sparked criticism when he posted on Instagram that gay people will go to hell unless they repent for their sins, and responded to the controversy with a lengthy article […]

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Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Aussie Rugby star Israel Folau has published an article in response to backlash to his recent social media comments, where he said gay people would go to “hell” if they didn’t repent for their sins. In an essay for Players Voice, the Wallaby begins by stating that he believes others lives are not his to judge. […]

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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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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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Rugby star Israel Folau declares his opposition to marriage equality

Rugby star Israel Folau declares his opposition to marriage equality

Australian Rugby League may have declared their support for marriage equality, same-sex couples and rainbow families, but one of the game’s biggest stars has declared his opposition. The Wallabies superstar player Israel Folau has declared he’s not in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to wed. “I love and respect all people for who they […]

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British RFL player Keegan Hirst comes out as gay

British RFL player Keegan Hirst comes out as gay

British rugby league player Keegan Hirst is “overwhelmed” by public support after revealing he is gay in an interview with the Sunday Mirror. The 27-year-old is the first in his league to openly discuss his sexual orientation. Hirst says the support he has received from fans and teammates has been humbling. “At first I couldn’t […]

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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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Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Waratahs player Jasques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 for using an anti-gay slur in a match against the ACT Brumbies on Sunday. Brumbies flanker David Pocock alerted the referee in the game’s 67th minute, telling the referee “I’ve just watched homophobic slurs.” “We won’t tolerate it.” a teammate said. An internal investigation was made into […]

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