Sport

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday that inclusion should be the starting point for any discussion about the participation of transgender people in the sex class of their choice. Robertson was responding to an open letter from 43 former Olympic champions and athletes calling on the government to widen consultation […]

Florida bans trans girls from sports

Florida bans trans girls from sports

(Reuters) – Florida on Tuesday became the latest, and by far the largest, US state to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports, part of a campaign in statehouses nationwide this year, assailed as discriminatory by equal rights activists. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who is closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, […]

Cork Gay Project: Outdoor Activities Return

Cork Gay Project: Outdoor Activities Return

Outdoor Activities Great to see the return of some activities over the past number of weeks. To get involved contact the community groups below! Cork Rebels FC Cork Hellhounds RFC Frontrunners Cork Find Out More

France: Trans women allowed to play rugby – federation

France: Trans women allowed to play rugby – federation

(Reuters) – The French rugby federation (FFR) will allow transgender women to play women’s rugby as of next season, going against governing body, World Rugby’s guidelines, it said on Monday. Last year, World Rugby said that after months of research, it had “concluded that safety and fairness cannot presently be assured for women competing against trans […]

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

(Reuters) – Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics, after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday. The report said Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a spot in the women’s super heavyweight category, after the International […]

Israel: Transwoman soccer referee makes sports history

(Reuters) – Sapir Berman made sports history on Monday, officiating at a soccer match in Israel’s Premier League, for the first time since coming out as transgender. “This is the first step in a long and wonderful journey. Sapir, we are proud to do it with you,” the Israel Football Association tweeted, as she took […]

Gay Games HK: Pre-registration & Funding Support

Gay Games HK: Pre-registration & Funding Support

April has been an exciting month for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022! And it isn’t even over yet. Pre-registration is open, the Funding Support Programme is launching, and they’ve welcomed Marriott BonVoy and YouTube onboard as Platinum Partners.  Everything is ramping up for GGHK, and they’re so thrilled to bring the Gay Games to Asia for […]

OPINION: Trans students simply want to play the sports they love

OPINION: Trans students simply want to play the sports they love

‘As a former Olympic women’s gymnast, I believe trans people should be fully included in sport’ – Kathy Johnson Clarke Being an athlete has taught me some of the greatest lessons of my life. I believe the same is true for so many Americans – athletics are woven into the fabric of our lives. From […]

Gay Games HK 2022: Pre-register now!

Gay Games HK 2022: Pre-register now!

Pre-registration is now open for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022. Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022’s (GGHK) unique combination of sport, arts, culture, fun, and community, brings together diverse groups of people, to experience moments of joy. It will create unity and positive attitudes that will last a lifetime, in Hong Kong, Asia and […]

LGBTQ sportstars: Track & Field

LGBTQ sportstars: Track & Field

LGBTQ competitors in track & field have been present since the various elements of the sport have been in existence. They include many national, Olympic and world champions.   Track & Field sports consist of all competitive events that involve the activity of running, throwing and jumping.   Components include short, mid, and long distance […]