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Oct23

Melbourne Spiker takes out GLOBE Community Award

POSTED ON // Sunday, 23 October 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

Melbourne Spiker takes out GLOBE Community Award

A Melbourne Spikers player has been honoured at this year’s GLOBE Community Awards.

Oct21

Annual Trans-Tasman LGBTI Badminton Tournament kicks off in Melbourne

POSTED ON // Friday, 21 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Annual Trans-Tasman LGBTI Badminton Tournament  kicks off in Melbourne

The Melbourne Smashers annual Trans-Tasman LGBTI Badminton Tournament will be held tomorrow, October 22.

Oct19

FA chairman feels ashamed of homophobia in sport

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 19 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

FA chairman feels ashamed of homophobia in sport

The FA chairman Greg Clarke  has admitted to the Culture, Media and Sport committee that he feels ashamed that gay Premier League players feel unsafe to come out.

Oct16

Matthew Mitcham says marriage equality would help more athletes come out

POSTED ON // Sunday, 16 October 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

Matthew Mitcham says marriage equality would help more athletes come out

Matthew Mitcham has spoken candidly about his sexuality and his struggles with coming out in an interview with VICE.

Oct11

Pride Football Australia 2016: Melbourne Rovers Men’s Team and Flying Bats victorious

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Written by // Reg Domingo

Pride Football Australia 2016: Melbourne Rovers Men’s Team and Flying Bats victorious

The men’s team of the Melbourne Rovers have regained the Justin Fashanu Cup in a nail-biting match with the Sydney Rangers at the Pride Football Australia Tournament.

Oct09

First professional hockey player comes out as transgender

POSTED ON // Sunday, 09 October 2016 Written by // Rachel Cook

First professional hockey player comes out as transgender

A professional hockey player for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League has come out as transgender.

Oct07

FIFA lays down the law: fines teams with homophobic supporters

POSTED ON // Friday, 07 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

FIFA lays down the law: fines teams with homophobic supporters

FIFA has handed out a two-match stadium ban (with one suspended) and a fine to Chile after its supporters were found guilty of homophobic chants.

Oct07

Sydney’s gay and lesbian soccer clubs kick it for diversity at national pride tournament

POSTED ON // Friday, 07 October 2016 Written by // Reg Domingo

Sydney’s gay and lesbian soccer clubs kick it for diversity at national pride tournament

Gay and lesbian soccer players from Sydney and Melbourne will go head to head in an exciting display of diversity and inclusion in football at the annual Pride Football Australia tournament this weekend. 

Sep30

Watch: Skateboarding star Brian Anderson comes out as gay

POSTED ON // Friday, 30 September 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Watch: Skateboarding star Brian Anderson comes out as gay

Pro skateboarder Brian Anderson has come out as gay in a video on Vice Sports. The acclaimed board rider who is known for his aggressive style, forewarned fans that he was making a big announcement via his Instagram.

Sep29

New study showing homophobia still rampant in sport prompts renewed calls for action

POSTED ON // Thursday, 29 September 2016 Written by // Reg Domingo

New study showing homophobia still rampant in sport prompts renewed calls for action

A new study which found gay slurs is still regularly heard at live sporting events has prompted renewed calls for sporting bodies to act urgently on stamping out homophobia in sport.