At an age when many LGBT+ teenagers are coming to terms with their sexuality, gay Paralympic medal-winner, Hailey Danz, was coping with a bone cancer diagnosis, and the decision to have her left leg amputated above the knee. Danz, a triathlete, who won her second Paralympic silver medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, came […]
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(Reuters) – Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, has criticised the club’s fans for the homophobic chants aimed at Norwich City’s Billy Gilmour last week, saying such songs are a “complete waste of time”, and that he does not want to listen to them again. Some Liverpool fans were heard using homophobic language against the 20-year-old on-loan […]
Alana Smith’s teenage years were not the stuff of Olympic dreams: Drugs, abuse, and struggles with mental health. Yet the 20-year-old skateboarder overcame it all to become one of the most talked-about stars of the Tokyo 2020 Games, despite not winning a medal.
There have been tears. There has been controversy. But for LGBT+ people, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marked a highpoint for visibility, acceptance and medals, with a record number of LGBT competitors. Over the past two weeks, more than 180 openly LGBT+ athletes have taken to the tracks, pools, and fields in Japan’s capital, according to […]
(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard made history on Monday, by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, but she suffered disappointment with an early exit from the women’s +87 kg final, after three ‘no lifts’ in the snatch. At 43, Hubbard was the oldest competitor in the weightlifting in […]
Alongside the cultural programme, sports are the heart of the Gay Games. The first Gay Games in San Francisco back in 1982 featured 17 sports. Since then, the total number of sports has more than doubled, with 36 sports featured in 2022. GGHK hope you will find in this programme, one or more sports where […]
Tom Daley and Matty Lee win gold – Image: irishexaminer.com Ever-increasing LGBTQ representation at the Olympics has the potential to change lives, newly-minted gold medallist, Tom Daley, said on Monday, after saying he grew up feeling like “an outsider.” When the 14-year-old Briton made his Olympic debut in 2008, fewer than 20 of his fellow […]
Coming out as gay used to be the kiss of death for sponsorship deals in sport. But as a record number of openly LGBT+ athletes prepare to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, marketing analysts say the opposite is now true: Authenticity sells. This week, Canadian ice hockey player, Luke Prokop, followed in the footsteps of […]
When the world’s fastest women race for gold over 800m in Tokyo, all three medallists from the 2016 Olympics will be absent – barred as intersex athletes, who refuse to alter their natural hormones to meet the rules of sport. The ban is one of many controversies dogging a sporting spectacle that opens on Friday […]