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NRL state of origin game

The two NRL players whose reunion kiss went viral after the inaugural womens’ State of Origin match last month have opened up about the emotional moment. The viral photo of players Karina Brown, who played for the Queensland side, and Vanessa Foliaki, who played for New South Wales, was posted to the NRL’s social media …

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ALFW team Robina Roos toast the upcoming Pride Cup at their Gold Coast club

The Robina Roos’ AFLW team is getting ready to host Queensland’s first ever Pride Cup match this month to help fight homophobia in sport. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural …

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Hannah Mouncey

Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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Adidas ball

LGBTIQ football fans have been warned to be cautious about “publicly displaying their sexuality” at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, as activists report threats of anti-gay violence at the event. Joe White, the head of Pride in Football, a UK-based alliance of LGBTIQ football fan groups, told the Mirror the group had been …

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Almost 9000 footy fans attended the first AFL Women’s League Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. On the field, players all wore rainbow-adorned guernseys and ran through a banner …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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