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Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Liberal MP Bridget Archer has spoken out against Senator Chandler’s proposed bill that would allow discrimination against transgender women in the sporting arena. The outspoken MP said the legislation put forward by fellow Tasmanian was a “vanity bill”. Her criticism of the bill comes just days after it was endorsed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. […]

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Claire Chandler can’t name one Tasmanian sports club who want her bill

Claire Chandler can’t name one Tasmanian sports club who want her bill

Senator Claire Chandler claims that her bill to prevent transgender women participating in sport is desperately needed, but she couldn’t name a single sporting group in her home state who support the bill. Earlier this week Prime Minister Scott Morrison have his endorsement to Senator Chandler’s bill which would amend the Sex Discrimination Act, saying […]

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TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

Local support and advocacy organisation TransFolk of WA have responded to revelations Prime Minister Scott Morrison supports a bill that seeks to exclude trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians from sport. Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler’s Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) Bill 2022 would ensure that people assigned male or female at […]

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Senator Claire Chandler introduces anti-transgender sports bill

Senator Claire Chandler introduces anti-transgender sports bill

Liberal senator Claire Chandler has introduced her private member’s bill that she hopes will restrict transgender women from participating in single-sex sport. Speaking in the Senate on Thursday, Senator Chandler said she hoped her Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) Bill 2022 would ensure that people assigned male or female at birth were […]

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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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Josh Cavallo subjected to homophobic abuse from spectators

Josh Cavallo subjected to homophobic abuse from spectators

Soccer player Josh Cavallo has spoken out against homophobic abuse he’s received when taking to the field, including at Saturday night’s game where his team Adelaide United faced off against the Melbourne Victory. The 22-year-old shared that he was gay back in October last year, he is one of the few top-flight professional soccer plays […]

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Tom Daley lists his wishes in a Christmas message

Tom Daley lists his wishes in a Christmas message

Olympian Tom Daley will call for major sporting events not to be held in countries which criminalise homosexuality. Daley says countries like Qatar, who are set to host football’s World Cup, should not be considered as appropriate venues for major events while they continue to persecute LGBTIQA+ people. The diving champion will make the statement […]

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Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has made history as one of the first transgender athletes at the Olympics. Hubbard’s quest for Olympic gold has come to a sudden end though, she failed on all three of her snatch lifts, eliminating her before the clean and jerk round. As she did not have a successful lift in the […]

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Athlete and trans woman Laurel Hubbard is set to make history as the first transgender person to compete in the Olympic Games. Representing New Zealand, Hubbard will be heading to Tokyo to compete in the women’s super heavyweight 87kg+ event later this year. “I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has […]

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Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

Pride Cup look back on 8 years of inclusion with research report

This Saturday 8th May, Pride Cup and VicHealth are celebrating eight years of the Yarra Valley Pride Cup, a catalyst for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in Australian sport. The Yarra Valley Pride Cup was founded in 2013, after player and future Young Victorian of the Year Jason Ball came out as gay to his team. What began […]

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