(Reuters) – Apart from the rainbow-coloured socks and pride flag flying next to the pitch, it looked like any other rugby match, with players smashing into rucks, spinning passes wide and leaping at line-outs. And for the teams taking part in Saturday’s International Gay Rugby (IGR) event in Tokyo, that is just they way they […]
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From leafleting fans to introducing fines and even jail time, France is cracking down on homophobia in football. But when a referee stopped play over anti-gay chants, fans cried foul. Mehdi Mokhtari’s decision to halt a match between second-league teams, AS Nancy and Le Mans, last month, marked the first time a referee had used […]
The world’s first male transgender professional boxer, Patricio Manuel, has said it would be “dehumanising” to exclude trans athletes from competitive sport, as it had transformed many lives. [There has been recent debate] over the participation of male-to-female trans athletes, who have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 2016, if their testosterone levels […]
Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport “There were no role models for me” LGBT+ racing drivers at Silverstone talk about the challenges of coming out in the “highly pressurised” environment of motorsport By Claudio Accheri – Thomson Reuters Foundation
-by Ash Kotak On Saturday, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas made a statement via Twitter which he began by saying: “I want to share my secret with you. Why? Because it’s mine to tell you. Not the evils that make my life hell, threatening to tell you before I do”.
(Reuters) – French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet told a radio station that he supported referees stopping matches in the event of racist chants – but not homophobic ones, in comments that drew criticism on Tuesday. The FFF introduced new rules this season enabling referees to interrupt play in the event of any such […]