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Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

(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 […]

Everyman Theatre: Announcing SPLICED Autumn Tour!

Everyman Theatre: Announcing SPLICED Autumn Tour!

Chalk it Down Productions in association with The Everyman present SPLICED AUTUMN TOUR OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2019 A raw and real one-man show coming soon to a GAA club near you! “Explosive one-man show … this intense production fearlessly tackles Irish masculine stereotypes … One to watch”– SUNDAY TIMES From one of the country’s most exciting […]

France: Crackdown on football homophobia

France: Crackdown on football homophobia

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 […]

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

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

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport

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

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

-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”.

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

(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 […]