Articles tagged with: Homophobia in Sport

Mar27

Sydney Rangers and the Flying Bats lace up with pride

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Sydney Rangers and the Flying Bats lace up with pride

Australia’s sporting codes are getting behind the movement to stamp out homophobia with the Rainbow Round of Sport showcasing LGBTI pride and inclusivity.

Mar21

Rainbow Round of Sport returns

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Rainbow Round of Sport returns

Skins, Pride in Diversity & Pride in Sport will join together once more for the second annual Australian Rainbow Round of Sport (RROS).

Mar02

Sydney FC set to show rainbow pride ahead of Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Sydney FC set to show rainbow pride ahead of Mardi Gras

Sydney FC will welcome members of Sydney’s two inclusive clubs, Sydney Rangers and The Flying Bats Women’s FC, to the field on Friday night ahead of their #BigBlue against Melbourne Victory. The aim: to help promote inclusion and diversity in sport.

Mar02

Sharing stories the key to driving change in sport says Greg Louganis

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Sharing stories the key to driving change in sport says Greg Louganis

Four-time Olympic Gold medallist Greg Louganis has suggested sharing personal stories is the key to acceptance for LGBTI sportspeople.

Feb23

Wanderers ban club members for homophobic banner

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Wanderers ban club members for homophobic banner

Western Sydney Wanderers have banned 14 members of the club’s controversial supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc, after they unfurled an offensive and homophobic banner during the Sydney Derby match against Sydney FC.

Feb22

Gay soccer club Sydney Rangers call for ban against homophobic football fans

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay soccer club Sydney Rangers call for ban against homophobic football fans

Australia’s first inclusive football club, the Sydney Rangers, has called for Federation Football Australia (FFA) to sanction fans of the Western Sydney Wanderers, who displayed a homophobic banner at the team’s derby match against Sydney FC last weekend.

Feb20

FFA blasts Wanderers’ fans for homophobic banner

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

FFA blasts Wanderers’ fans for homophobic banner

The Wanderers are likely to be sanctioned by the FFA after fans unfurled a homophobic banner to the 44,000 strong crowd at the Sydney vs Wanderers match at ANZ Stadium on the weekend.

Jan26

Sydney Convicts founder honoured on Australia Day

POSTED ON // Thursday, 26 January 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Sydney Convicts founder honoured on Australia Day

Andrew ‘Fuzz’ Purchas, one of the instigators of Australia’s bid to host the Bingham Cup in Sydney and the founder of the Sydney Convicts, Australia’s first gay rugby union club has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to rugby union and to the promotion of social inclusion for LGBTI people.”

Dec05

Rainbow jerseys send gamers into outrage over LGBT support

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 December 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

Rainbow jerseys send gamers into outrage over LGBT support

A backlash has erupted over the launch of a rainbow kit for the EA (Electronic Arts) video game FIFA 17.

Nov23

Raiders fans chant homophobic slur

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 23 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Raiders fans chant homophobic slur

The NFL played away games in Mexico City on Monday night, with the Texans facing off against the Raiders at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Grid iron fans took it upon themselves to continue with a soccer tradition of sledging opponents and the Raiders’ fans opted for the homophobic slur of ‘puto’ for their chant.