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Predators’ Luke Prokop becomes first player on NHL contract to come out as gay

Defenseman hopes announcement will help his gameTeam and league welcome 19-year-old’s statementNashville Predators defenseman Luke Prokop has become the first active player under NHL contract to announce he is gay.The 19-year-old made the announcement …

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Rainbow stadiums: German football lights up for solidarity – in pictures

Following Uefa’s decision to block a planned LGBTQ+ rainbow stadium protest at Munich’s Allianz Arena, football stadiums elsewhere in Germany pledged to light up in rainbow colours instead during the Euro 2020 match against Hungary Continue reading…

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Hungary’s Orbán cancels Euro 2020 trip to Munich after rainbow row

Hungarian PM pulls out of attending match in Germany as Uefa criticised over ban on stadium illuminationThe Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has cancelled a trip to Munich for the Euro 2020 football match between Hungary and Germany in response …

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‘Shameful’: Uefa blocks LGBTQ+ rainbow stadium protest in Munich

Lighting display planned for Germany’s Euro 2020 match with Hungary to protest at country’s discriminatory lawMunich’s mayor has attacked the “shameful” decision by Uefa to quash his city’s plans to illuminate its Allianz Arena in rainbow colours in su…

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Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay – video

Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. ‘I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now b…

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Raiders’ Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

Defensive end makes announcement in Instagram video: ‘I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest’Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m…

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Tom Allen: ‘Nobody should be made to feel that football isn’t for them’

The comedian and TV host talks about his eye-catching punditry stint for Soccer Saturday and how it showed him attending a live game can and should be for everyone“I’m fascinated by the way Americans want to take over English football and always think …

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Tackling homophobic attitudes: the straight men who play for gay rugby clubs | Megan Maurice

Prevailing attitudes in the game are forcing some players to seek more inclusive environmentsThe most common question Morgan Trainer gets asked when he proudly tells people he plays for the Sydney Convicts is: “Why would you play for a gay rugby club?”…

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Australian sport blasted for ’empty promises’ over action on homophobia

‘We can’t keep ignoring this problem,’ says Ian RobertsNew studies reveal extent of problem across sportIan Roberts, the former rugby league player, has condemned Australia’s main sporting bodies for making “empty promises” to eliminate homophobia, as …

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Former Wallaby Dan Palmer ‘humbled’ by support after coming out as gay

Australian former rugby prop has had hundreds of messagesJoins Gareth Thomas as only other player to come outThe Australian former rugby union player Dan Palmer says his decision to come out as gay was, in part, motivated by a desire to break down ofte…

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Dan Palmer praised after becoming first Wallabies player to come out as gay

Palmer is just the second men’s international to come outDavid Pocock leads plaudits over powerful columnThere has been an outpouring of support for Dan Palmer, the Australian former rugby union player, after he became the first Wallabies player and ju…

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Australian fights homophobia in sport with World Gay Boxing Championships

Inaugural event to be staged in Sydney in 2023Boxing Australia to enable ‘safe participation’The world’s first LGBTQ+ boxing tournament is set to be staged in Sydney after the nation’s governing body threw its support behind the proposal.Boxing Austral…

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Andy Murray backs calls to remove Margaret Court’s name from tennis arena

Values at odds with ‘what tennis stands for’Court opposes same-sex marriage and trans athletesAndy Murray thinks the Australian Open should consider removing Margaret Court’s name from the arena at Melbourne Park as he says the multiple grand slam cham…

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Andy Murray backs calls to remove Margaret Court’s name from tennis arena

Values at odds with ‘what tennis stands for’Court opposes same-sex marriage and trans athletesAndy Murray thinks the Australian Open should consider removing Margaret Court’s name from the arena at Melbourne Park as he says the multiple grand slam cham…

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Homophobic language drastically reduced at clubs taking part in pride games, study finds

Researchers say the findings are ‘unusual’ as most prejudice reduction initiatives fail or have little impactThe use of homophobic language is drastically reduced at sporting clubs which engage in pride games, new research has revealed, proving diversi…