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England captain Harry Kane will wear an armband for the OneLove campaign during matches at the Qatar World Cup. (Getty) England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow anti-discrimination armband at World Cup matches in Qatar, where LGBTQ+ identities are criminalised.  Kane and captains from several other countries that qualified for the World Cup –
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Margaret Court walks onto court during the Centre Court Centenary Ceremony at Wimbledone 2022. (Ryan Pierse/Getty) Former tennis player Margaret Court claimed she was the victim of LGBT bullying in a post-Wimbledon interview. The Australian tennis player turned Christian minister discussed her time at the Women’s US Open at Wimbledon to The Telegraph and how she
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Tom Daley has warned that “something monumental will happen” if the so-called “debate” over trans athletes in elite sport escalates further. The diver, who won his fourth (and first gold) Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has previously spoken out against bans that prohibit trans athletes to compete in elite sports. FINA (the administrative
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Jill Scott of England celebrates with the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Trophy during the England Women’s Team Celebration at Trafalgar Square on August 01, 2022 in London, England. (Leon Neal/Getty) England hero Jill Scott interviewed the Women’s Euro 2022 trophy in a hilarious clip. The England team descended on London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday (1
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Jaelene Daniels of North Carolina Courage. (Bryan Byerly/ISI Photos/Getty Images). North Carolina Courage defender Jaelene Daniels missed her team’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) game because her team celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride. On Friday (29 July), Daniels declined to play a match between Courage and Washington Spirit as she was required to wear a rainbow jersey.
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A flag bearer waves a Chelsea FC flag with the LGBT+ Progress flag design. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said the “Chelsea rent boy” chant is a homophobic hate crime and not “harmless banter”. For decades, fans of teams playing against football titan Chelsea FC have lobbed the cruel chant from
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Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo follows the play during the Australian A-League football match between Perth Glory and Adelaide United in Perth on November 20, 2021. (Photo by TREVOR COLLENS/AFP via Getty Images) Josh Cavallo’s team, Adelaide United, has asked police to investigate death threats made against the footballer. Since coming out as gay last October,
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Josh Cavallo of Adelaide United. (Jonathan DiMaggio/Getty Images) Josh Cavallo, the pathbreaking gay professional top-flight men’s footballer, has been subjected to homophobic abuse during a match. The Adelaide United player, 22, was roped into Saturday’s (8 January) Adelaide United’s draw against Melbourne Victory in Australia’s A-League. Cavallo, who came out in October, said there were
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As it emerges that swimmers on the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s team are considering a boycott against their trans teammate, Lia Thomas, it’s worth remembering the long history of sports boycotts. From sporting boycotts against South Africa during the apartheid era to Venus and Serena Williams boycotting a prestigious California tournament after crowds shouted racist
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Tom Daley. (Channel 4) Tom Daley used his Alternative Christmas Message to throw down the gauntlet on trans inclusion. The Olympic diver pre-recorded a speech for Channel 4 as an alternative to the Queen’s annual address. Both air Christmas Day (25 December). The theme of his message was inclusion. Daley, one of sports most prominent
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Sonya Deville, the first openly gay female superstar in the WWE, says it would be “natural” for the WWE to introduce more LGBT+ storylines. (YouTube/WWE) Openly gay wrestling superstar Sonya Deville thinks the WWE should start incorporating LGBT+ characters “naturally” into its programmes. Deville came out publicly in 2015 when she revealed that she is
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The Lowell Spinners held a pre-game Quidditch game between students from Emerson College and Boston University on 3 July 2013. (Yoon S Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty) Real-life quidditch organisations are working to change the name of the sport to distance themselves from JK Rowling’s “anti-trans positions”. The real-life game is inspired by the fictional
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Las Vegas Raiders’ Carl Nassib, the first active NFL player to come out publicly, has designed a pair of American Football cleats to raise money for LGBT+ organisation, The Trevor Project. The defensive end and Cleveland Browns’ fullback Johnny Stanton have designed footwear featuring LGBT+ colours for the NFL’s annual My Cause, My Cleats initiative.
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Stephen Laybutt plays in a football match between the Olyroos and Nigeria during the Four Nation Soccer Tournament played in Adelaide, Australia in January 2000. (Matt Turner/ALLSPORT) A retired Australian footballer has opened up about his remarkable experience donating a vital organ to a relative stranger. Stephen Laybutt played for the Socceroos, the Australian men’s
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Bronze medallist Italy’s Irma Testa poses on the podium with her medal. (AFP via Getty/ Pool/ LUIS ROBAYO) Boxer Irma Testa, who took home a bronze medal for Italy at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has come out as queer. Testa, 23, won a bronze medal in the women’s featherweight category at this year’s summer Olympics,
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Josh Cavallo, the only openly gay top-tier professional footballer in the world, has revealed his brother had never seen him smiling as big before his historic coming. Speaking to Attitude, as he appears on the cover of the magazine’s latest issue – topping the sport category in the annual Attitude 101 list – Cavallo opened
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