Sport

Spain: Far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

Spain: Far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

(Reuters) – Spain’s far-right party Vox debuted in the upper house of parliament, by blocking a motion calling for an official stance against homophobia in sport. Vox automatically obtained the right to send one representative to the senate, after it won 12 seats in a regional election in Andalusia in December, the first electoral success […]

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said: “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, […]

Cricket: West Indies’ Gabriel apologises for homophobic slur against Root

Cricket: West Indies’ Gabriel apologises for homophobic slur against Root

(Reuters) – West Indies fast bowler, Shannon Gabriel, sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain, Joe Root, and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct on […]

The Rainbow Project NI: Run Rampage for Rainbow!

The Rainbow Project NI: Run Rampage for Rainbow!

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland are asking you to sign up to Run Rampage for Rainbow, and they will pay your registration fee* – to show your commitment just pay a small £10 fee, for this fee you will be provided with a branded vest or shirt, and other rainbow goodies for your run. […]

Federation of Gay Games: Give the Gift of FGG Scholarship

Federation of Gay Games: Give the Gift of FGG Scholarship

That’s why Kevin, and millions of LGBT+ athletes and artists just like him, mean the world to the Federation of Gay Games.   Before receiving a scholarship to attend Gay Games 10 | Paris 2018, Kevin could only imagine a place where people from every corner of the world came together by the thousands, to celebrate […]

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

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 […]

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

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 […]