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Transgender athlete Chris Mosier makes second U.S. team

Transgender athlete Chris Mosier makes second U.S. team

Trans advocate and elite athlete Chris Mosier has qualified for the World Duathlon Championships after placing second Men’s Long Course Duathlon in North Carolina. This win comes just a year after his battle with the International Olympic Committee to allow him to compete in the men’s category. Mosier’s triumph changed the rules to be inclusive to […]

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Swimmer has sights set on Miami

Local guy Gary Namestnik is on the lookout for other community members interested in competitive swimming. Gary’s got his sights set on the World OUT Games in Miami and is seeking other people who might be interested in competing, or just improving their swimming. “I want to get more competitive and I’m looking to see […]

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Back to the book: Barracuda

Back to the book: Barracuda

Christos Tsiolkas’ acclaimed novel has been adapted for the small screen and is currently screening on ABCTV. The novel has just been re-released, with a new cover to tie in with the TV series, Lezly Herbert checked out the original book. Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas Allen & Unwin In 1994, Danny Kelly is given an […]

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Barracuda: Diving in at the deep end

This month the ABC bring the novel ‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas to the screen. The Australian author’s has a long history of his works being adapted for the screen, his novel ‘Loaded’ became the feature film ‘Head On’, while ‘The Slap’ was adapted for TV both in Australia and in the U.S.A. Actor Elias Anton […]

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Perth Rainbow Warriors:Your Local Friendly Swimmers

Perth Rainbow Warriors:Your Local Friendly Swimmers

Enjoy swimming, food and good company? The Perth Rainbow Warriors are just for you! The Rainbow Warriors are an informal social swim group that swims every Sunday morning in the winter at a local Perth pool and during the summer moves to ocean swimming at North Cottesloe beach. The group was formed after several members […]

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The World Reacts to Ian Thorpe Coming Out

Five time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe came out as a gay man on Sunday night in a widely publicised interview with Sir Michael Parkinson. The champion swimmer’s declaration ignited a firestorm of comments and opinions from the public and the media covering a range of different perspectives. While many applauded Thorpe’s decision to share […]

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Finnish Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out

Finnish Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out

Finnish Olympian Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has become the first Finnish Olympian to come out while still active in his career. The swimmer, who competed in the London 2012 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the European championships of the same year, has reportedly said he decided to come out to raise awareness of Russia’s anti-gay […]

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