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ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

Rugby player Israel Folau has lost a major sponsor in the fallout from his recent social media post which declared that ‘hell awaits homosexuals’. Sportswear giant ASICS, who also sponsor Australia’s national team The Wallabies, posted their decision to social media yesterday. “ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society,” the brand […]

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PHOTOS: Fun in the sun at the Perth Pride Sports Festival

Perth’s first ever Pride Sports Festival kicked off last weekend and the all-day LGBTI+ event hit an absolute home run. Perth Pythons Hockey Club, the Perth Rams rugby team, White Pointers Water Polo Club, Loton Park Tennis Club, WA Roller Derby and more came together for a celebration of LGBTI+ people in sport and to […]

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Perth Pythons put WA on the map at Pride In Sport Awards

Perth Pythons put WA on the map at Pride In Sport Awards

Perth Pythons join the National Rugby League (NRL), Cricket Victoria and Australian Football League (AFL) club St. Kilda among the organisations that have been celebrated for LGBTI inclusion at the Australian Pride in Sport Awards. WA’s LGBTI+ hockey club brought home the award for LGBTI Community Sport and coach Reid Smith was recognised for his […]

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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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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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Members wanted for local LGBTI+ AFL team

Members wanted for local LGBTI+ AFL team

Perth’s LGBTI+ sporting scene is kicking off but there are still a few players waiting on the bench. Loton Park flies its rainbow flag, The White Pointers Water Polo team have been making a splash, the Perth Pythons are dragging queens to the hockey pitch while a number of others are forming LGBTI-inclusive teams. Adelaide […]

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Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Footballer Hannah Mouncey has been given the green light to play in the AFL’s women’s league at state and territory level after being blocked by a subcommittee late last year. Mouncey has released a lengthy statement welcoming the AFL’s decision, but made a point of not thanking the organisation for doing something “open to every […]

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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’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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Perth’s LGBTI+ water polo team heading to east coast tournament

Perth’s LGBTI+ water polo team heading to east coast tournament

Perth’s LGBTQIA+ water polo team, the White Pointers, are set to head to Queensland and face off in a tournament against three other east coast clubs. The WA boys will battle it out against the Brisbane Tritons, Sydney Stingers and Melbourne Surge next Saturday in Fortitude Valley for the White Pointers’ first inter-state match. We […]

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