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International Gay Rugby welcomes unions’ response to Israel Folau post

• Billy Vunipola’s endorsement of Folau’s views was also criticised• ‘Reaction shows that discriminatory views have no place’International Gay Rugby has welcomed the swift action taken by the authorities after last week’s homophobic Instagram post by t…

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Freedom of speech does not preclude Israel Folau from consequences | Sally Rugg

The player is free to hold views that people like me are bound for hell. But Rugby Australia’s swift action should be applaudedRugby Australia’s move to sack star play Israel Folau for anti-gay social media posts sends a clear message to players, fans …

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Freedom of speech does not preclude Israel Folau from consequences | Sally Rugg

The player is free to hold views that people like me are bound for hell. But Rugby Australia’s swift action should be applaudedRugby Australia’s move to sack star play Israel Folau for anti-gay social media posts sends a clear message to players, fans …

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Israel Folau to be sacked by Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts

Wallabies star facing axe five months out from World Cup‘He does not speak for the game,’ says RAIsrael Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia following his latest social media posts, leaving the Wallabies facing the prospect of heading to the World …

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Israel Folau to be sacked by Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts

Wallabies star facing axe five months out from World Cup‘He does not speak for the game,’ says RAIsrael Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia following his latest social media posts, leaving the Wallabies facing the prospect of heading to the World …

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‘Accepted’ Tadd Fujikawa enjoying golf and life again after coming out

Hawaii-born Fujikawa came out in 2018 having made his name in 2006 by becoming the youngest qualifier for the US OpenGrowing up in Honolulu, Tadd Fujikawa didn’t want to be a professional golfer. He took it up because he was training to be a judoka and…

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Act of homophobic vandalism leads to further push for inclusion in sport | James Norman

When rainbow flags were ripped down and destroyed before a Pride Cup game in 2016, wheels of change were set in motionDavid Kyle says he has become an ally and advocate of Pride Cups almost by default. As president of the North Gippsland Football Leagu…

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Act of homophobic vandalism leads to further push for inclusion in sport | James Norman

When rainbow flags were ripped down and destroyed before a Pride Cup game in 2016, wheels of change were set in motionDavid Kyle says he has become an ally and advocate of Pride Cups almost by default. As president of the North Gippsland Football Leagu…

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Martina Navratilova criticised over ‘cheating’ trans women comments

Former tennis player says trans athletes competing in women’s tournaments is ‘insane’The former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has been criticised for “disturbing, upsetting, and deeply transphobic” comments after she argued that allowing trans…

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England’s Joe Root praised for response to alleged homophobia

Cricketer told West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel ‘there is nothing wrong with being gay’The England cricket captain Joe Root has been widely hailed for his response to alleged homophobic abuse after telling an opponent that “there is nothing wrong with bein…

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Premier League clubs’ Rainbow Laces posts draw homophobic responses

Post on Manchester United’s Facebook page received more than 43,000 negative reactionsPremier League football teams including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have received thousands of homophobic responses on social media for showing solidarity …

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Premier League clubs’ Rainbow Laces posts draw homophobic responses

Post on Manchester United’s Facebook page received more than 43,000 negative reactionsPremier League football teams including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have received thousands of homophobic responses on social media for showing solidarity …

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Kick it Out expresses ‘serious concern’ over Downes’ appointment at AFC Wimbledon

• Manager apologises for mocking Rainbow Laces campaign• Downes takes over from Neal Ardley at KingsmeadowFootball’s anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out has expressed its “serious concern” over some of new Wimbledon manager Wally Downes’ tweets.The…

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Stonewall head to Wembley and break vital new ground

The trailblazing LGBT team play on Friday in the first regular season, non-league game at the national stadiumThe Wembley lights will be on for a special fixture this Friday night. Stonewall FC are playing Wilberforce Wanderers to honour the trailblazi…

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England’s Underhill and Te’o opt not to wear ‘uncomfortable’ rainbow laces

• RFU leaves decision to the discretion of players• ‘I won’t be wearing them but I fully support LGBT community’Members of the England team have opted not to wear rainbow laces for the match against Australia amid claims they cause too much discomfort,…

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Gay rugby player wins temporary reprieve from deportation

Kenneth Macharia fears persecution because of his sexuality if deported to KenyaA gay rugby player threatened with deportation to Kenya, where he fears he will face persecution because of his sexuality, has been given a temporary reprieve.Kenneth Macha…

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Gareth Thomas: ‘A lot of people want to hurt us, but more want to help us heal’ – video

Former Wales rugby union international Gareth Thomas has said he was the victim of a homophobic attack in Cardiff in a video on social media.Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009 two years before fully retiring, has since become a campaigner fo…

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Gareth Thomas says he was victim of homophobic attack in Cardiff

• Former Wales international post video on social media• ‘There’s a lot of people out there who want to hurt us’Former Wales rugby union international Gareth Thomas has said he was the victim of a homophobic attack in Cardiff in an emotional video on s…

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Rainbow corner flags and armbands arrive to welcome LGBT fans

• Football among sports in Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign• Premier League’s Bill Bush: ‘We’re proud to use our reach’Football fans attending matches between now and early December should not be startled by the sight of rainbow-coloured corner flags…

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Rainbow corner flags and armbands arrive to welcome LGBT fans

• Football among sports in Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign• Premier League’s Bill Bush: ‘We’re proud to use our reach’Football fans attending matches between now and early December should not be startled by the sight of rainbow-coloured corner flags…