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Athletes turn a stadium rainbow during a previous Gay Games, a sporting event held every four years

By Ryan Storr, Western Sydney University and Caroline Symons, Victoria University The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports. The Games have grown in size and stature since their inception in San Francisco in 1982, developing …

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The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

A contingent of Aussie athletes were among the 10,000 sportspeople converging on Paris last weekend for the opening ceremony of this year’s Gay Games. Among the Brisbane sportspeople attending this year’s Games are players and coaches from the inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons, attending the competition for the first time. Tritons President Sean …

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pride cup

More football teams are being encouraged to hold their own LGBTIQ-inclusive Pride Cup matches after Queensland’s first was hailed a success last Saturday. 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 Robina Roos …

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Brisbane man Tim Roberts is preparing for the International LGBT Powerlifting Championships in London

Brisbane athlete Tim Roberts will be one of four Australians to compete in the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships in London later this month. Roberts (pictured), an art historian, said he accidentally discovered the sport of powerlifting in 2014 and has been training since then at a gym in Fortitude Valley. “I’d been training there for …

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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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The NRL has supported two female footballers who were photographed kissing after the inaugural women’s State of Origin match in Sydney on Friday night. 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 accounts after …

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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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The Sydney Convicts rugby team has won this year’s Bingham Cup, held in Amsterdam over the weekend. Known as the “World Cup of gay rugby”, the three-day Bingham Cup tournament came down to a grand final match between the Convicts and New York’s Gotham Knights. The Convicts took home the trophy with a 22 to …

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The Brisbane Hustlers rugby team are in Amsterdam to compete in the world championship of gay rugby, the Bingham Cup, this weekend. The Cup has been held biennially since 2002 and is dedicated to the memory of Mark Bingham, the rugby player who helped establish the gay rugby teams San Francisco Fog and the Gotham …

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