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US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]

UK: Trans racing driver Charlie Martin wants to make LGBT+ history

UK: Trans racing driver Charlie Martin wants to make LGBT+ history

Competing in the Le Mans sportscar race is a dream for many drivers. But for Charlie Martin, aiming to become the first transgender racing driver to compete in the famous 24-hour endurance race, is a chance to make history. The race, named after the French city that has hosted the event since 1923, was postponed from June […]

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates on Thursday, one day after another lawsuit challenged the US state’s ban – the first in the country – on trans women competing in female sports leagues. Both laws were passed last month, as trans rights have become the latest flashpoint […]

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

Idaho has become the first US state to ban transgender girls and women from competing in female sports leagues, enacting new laws that also prevent trans people from changing their birth certificates. Governor Brad Little signed the two bills into law on Monday, according to the Idaho government’s website, drawing criticism from LGBT+ groups that called […]

Argentina’s first openly gay basketball star on coming out

Argentina’s first openly gay basketball star on coming out

This week Sebastian Vega became the first basketball star in Argentina to come out – Interview by Oscar Lopez Travelling Argentina and the world as a professional basketball player, Sebastian Vega was living his childhood dream. But carrying a secret deep within was a nightmare. “When I started to feel attracted to a man, I […]

FGG: “One Quarter In…

FGG: “One Quarter In…

A message from the Federation of Gay Games: “One Quarter in… …And 2020 continues to present the World with challenges. We started with an overhang of protests, endured raging bushfires, and are now faced with a rapidly spreading virus, that both threatens lives and throws a spotlight on the disenfranchised, disadvantaged, and those with challenging […]

UK: ‘Coronation Street” gay footballer storyline welcomed

UK: ‘Coronation Street” gay footballer storyline welcomed

A leading British soap opera storyline about a young gay footballer could help challenge homophobia in sport, and encourage players to feel more comfortable in their sexuality, LGBT+ campaigners said on Tuesday. The Coronation Street drama, watched by millions, follows the story of rising sports star, James Bailey, played by actor, Nathan Graham, who faces […]

Golfer Piercy loses sponsors over homophobic Buttigieg meme

Golfer Piercy loses sponsors over homophobic Buttigieg meme

(Reuters) – Former US Open runner-up Scott Piercy has lost major sponsors, after he posted a homophobic meme on social media about openly-gay former US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, several media reported. The Titleist and FootJoy brands, both owned by US golf equipment and clothing retailer Acushnet Holdings Co, and Swedish fashion retailer J. Lindeberg, […]

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine! Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end! Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances […]

Trans BMXer riding high as Olympic dream edges nearer

Trans BMXer riding high as Olympic dream edges nearer

When American BMX Freestyle rider, Chelsea Wolfe, received an email asking her to register for the Tokyo Olympics this month, it took her one step closer to her dream of making history, as the first transgender athlete to compete in the Games. Wolfe, one of the first openly trans people to receive such an invitation, […]