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FGG: 2026 Bidding Process – RFI Now Available

FGG: 2026 Bidding Process – RFI Now Available

Do You Want To Bring Gay Games XII To Your City In 2026? The first step in the Site Selection process, to identify the host for the next Gay Games in 2026, is submitting a Request for Information (RFI) document. This is now available, and can be received by contacting:

Brazil: Football campaign against gay prejudice

Brazil: Football campaign against gay prejudice

(Reuters) – The untimely death of Kobe Bryant has led to a campaign against homophobia in Brazilian football. Bryant wore the no. 24 shirt for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, and his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday has hastened a debate over a shirt number that is often eschewed by Brazilian footballers […]

Navratilova, McEnroe protest name of Margaret Court Arena

Navratilova, McEnroe protest name of Margaret Court Arena

(Reuters) – Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe called for Margaret Court’s name to be stripped from the Australian Open’s second showcourt, in a protest at the stadium that drew a frosty response from tournament organisers on Tuesday. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has been heavily criticised […]

Rugby League: Folau switches to Catalans Dragons

Rugby League: Folau switches to Catalans Dragons

(Reuters) – Former Australia rugby union international, Israel Folau, has made a switch back to rugby league, after joining Catalans Dragons on a one-year deal, the French club announced here on Tuesday. Folau reached a settlement with Rugby Australia in December, after his contract was torn up in May for posting a meme on social […]

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat Margaret Court’s record

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat Margaret Court’s record

(Reuters) – John McEnroe mocked Australian Margaret Court as the ‘crazy aunt’ of tennis on Monday, and said he hoped Serena Williams could beat the 77-year-old’s record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Court has attracted heavy criticism for voicing her religious-based opposition to same-sex marriage. The Australian Open on Monday marked the 50th […]

Mexico: Football calls time on homophobia

Mexico: Football calls time on homophobia

Mexican Ricardo Canabal gave up playing football when he was 21, unable to reconcile his sexuality with what LGBT+ campaigners say is a deep-rooted homophobia in the sport. Now 35, he has felt able to return to the game he loves, founding his own team of gay players in one of Mexico City’s amateur LGBT+ […]

IOC ban silences strong sports voices like Megan Rapinoe

IOC ban silences strong sports voices like Megan Rapinoe

(Reuters) – Athletes are not just sports role models, and should speak out about social and political issues, just like US soccer player, Megan Rapinoe, at last year’s World Cup, the CEO of independent German athletes’ association Athleten Deutschland said. Johannes Herber said on Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50, which banned any […]