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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…

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Ryder Cup wives’ parade and pain of Fujikawa show golf is still out of touch | Andy Bull

As the players’ wives and girlfriends stand behind their men in France, Tadd Fujikawa’s struggles reinforce the sense that the men’s game is stuck in the pastThe 42nd Ryder Cup started, like so many others before them, with the formal introduction of t…

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AFL’s trans participation policy sets a dangerous precedent for women

With weight being used as a measure for exclusion, women are yet again being body-shamedLate last week, the AFL released its long-awaited policy on transgender participation in Australian rules football. In it are a set of requirements trans women need…

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AFL’s trans participation policy sets a dangerous precedent for women

With weight being used as a measure for exclusion, women are yet again being body-shamedLate last week, the AFL released its long-awaited policy on transgender participation in Australian rules football. In it are a set of requirements trans women need…

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Education can change attitudes to use of homophobic slurs, rugby study shows

Exclusive: A new study shows damaging language persists on rugby fields, but homophobia is not main driver behind its usePreliminary analysis of research from Monash University’s Sport Inclusion Project has found that while homophobic language persists…

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Tom Daley: ‘If I hadn’t met Lance, I don’t know if I’d be diving now’

From being objectified at 14 to coming out five years later, the diver has lived his life in public. Still only 24, he talks about his marriage to Lance Black, fatherhood – and why he’s speaking out about gay rights around he worldYou could say this ab…

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‘We were forming family’: how LGBT sports grew in the early 1980s

The documentary Light in the Water tells the story of a group of gay men and women who fought against prejudice to swim their way to victoryIn the gay community, there’s an old adage about “alternative families”. Kath Weston wrote about it in her 1997 …

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Why didn’t any ‘World Cup heroes’ stand up for Russia’s LGBTQ+ people? | Lee Hurley

Not a single player wore Stonewall’s rainbow laces. It was left to Pussy Riot to show true braveryAs Dejan Lovren raised his hands to grab a protester sprinting across the pitch during the 2018 World Cup final, teenage sensation Kylian Mbappé raised hi…

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‘Welcome to 2018’: NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss

Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown played in Friday’s OriginNRL shut down criticism of the photo on social mediaThe NRL has been widely praised for its response to comments posted below a photo it shared of opponents – and partners – Vanessa Foliaki and …

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MP aims to ban homophobic chants at football matches

Tory Damian Collins and ex-rugby player Gareth Thomas to launch draft proposalHomophobic chanting at football matches could be made illegal under a proposal from a Conservative MP. Damian Collins will join forces with the former Wales rugby union capta…

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Three Lions Pride shows normal Russian rules don’t apply during World Cup

Di Cunningham, of Three Lions Pride, an LGBT supporters association, says she has no regrets after travelling to RussiaWaving a pride flag in public in Russia is, normally, as sure a way as any to ensure swift police attention and possible arrest. But …