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LGBTIQ swim team brisbane sports team

Nine swimmers from Brisbane LGBTIQ team Aqualicious are on the Gold Coast preparing to compete at the eleventh Pan Pacific Masters Games. More than 15,000 athletes from over 30 countries are converging on the coast to compete in more than 40 sports from tomorrow until November 11. Aqualicious president Fernando Claro (pictured) will be among …

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Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw sealed her team’s historic victory in the inaugural NRLW Grand Final on Sunday with a post-match kiss with her partner Kate Daly. Brigginshaw told the Brisbane Times the moment with her partner in front of the crowd and TV audience was as much a celebration of their love as a …

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Gay Games Brisbane 2026

A local campaign has been launched to bid to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982 to provide a safe environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete with all athletes invited to take part. The event has grown to attract over 10,000 athletes in …

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Hannah Mouncey

By Daryl Adair, University of Technology Sydney The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their …

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Hannah Mouncey

Hannah Mouncey has said she will not nominate for the upcoming AFLW draft, citing the ongoing “enormous” toll the process has taken on herself and her friends and family. The 28-year-old transgender footballer made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. “There are a number of things I can’t risk by continuing this fight, which …

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AFL umpire rainbow flags

By Erik Denison, Monash University “I was happy to fill out your survey, mate, but I hate to tell you, I don’t think you’ll find much discrimination in rugby; I think you may need to study a different sport.” You might think this is not what a researcher, examining how to end homophobic language in sport;  …

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Gay Games Brisbane 2026

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 was 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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