Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and passion. “I was scared to play, because it wasn’t somewhere I felt comfortable”, Silvares, 34, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “In Brazil, I think that it’s a bit […]
Wrestling has historically been male only, though it has now evolved to include all gender types. The sport itself, however, has not traditionally been open to LGBTQ participation. Any representation of the community, within the theatrical side of the sport, has included overt racial and ethnic characters, that exaggerated their feminine characteristics. Most LGBTQ wrestlers […]
Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card.
For the LGBT+ community in the Cork city area and surrounds, the Cork Gay Project has some great Upcoming Events, including a Drama Workshop, Consent Workshop and OUT For Dinner! 1) Cork Frontrunners: If you are interested in running or getting involved with an LGBTQI+ running group meet them at the Hawthorn Bar at the Lough […]
The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Katie Taylor documentary, Katie, directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) has been released on DVD, online and in stores nationwide. The DVD is now available to purchase in Golden Discs, Tesco, Lidl, SuperValu, IFI, Tower Records, Easons, OMG, Dealz, and other selected independents, as well as on Ebuzz.ie. Katie, […]
International rugby players, including New Zealand’s World Cup-winning All Blacks, have taken to the field wearing rainbow laces in a show of support for former Wales captain, Gareth Thomas, who was recently victim of a homophobic attack. Stadiums across Britain were awash with rainbow flags on Saturday, as fans also rallied behind Thomas during rights […]
International Gay Rugby (IGR) the umbrella organisation for the world’s gay and inclusive rugby clubs, with 76 member clubs around the world, has applauded all unions, its member clubs, and World Rugby, for standing together and standing united, against discrimination and hate-crime. This comes after a week-long campaign by IGR, to urge all national teams […]