Sport

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

World premiere of SONIA – a play celebrating living legend Sonia O’Sullivan

World premiere of SONIA – a play celebrating living legend Sonia O’Sullivan

SONIA A PLAY CELEBRATING ONE OF IRELAND’S GREATEST LIVING LEGENDS: SONIA O’SULLIVAN  Coming June 2019 to Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, and The Everyman, Cork CallBack Theatre in association with Friars’ Gate Theatre are delighted to announce details of the world premiere production of SONIA – a play celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest living […]

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

As British politicians wrestle with Brexit, Britain’s LGBT+ community – like others around the world – is grappling with a potential split of its own. Can the coalition of allies, which traces its roots back to the early days of gay liberation in the 1960s, survive in its current form? Caught in the crossfire between […]

Women’s World Cup 2019 : Poster Contest – Prizes 3 x €800

Women’s World Cup 2019 : Poster Contest – Prizes 3 x €800

Les Dégommeuses (The Unseaters), an association promoting women’s soccer, fighting sexism, LGBT-phobia and all other discriminations, have organised a free contest for the creation of a poster. This contest is on the occasion of the Women’s World Cup, taking place in France from June 7th to July 7th. This contest intends to highlight footballer’s diversity. […]

Katie Taylor Documentary ‘KATIE’ – Netflix Irl on Monday, 11 March

Katie Taylor Documentary ‘KATIE’ – Netflix Irl on Monday, 11 March

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Katie Taylor documentary KATIE directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) will be available to stream on Netflix in Ireland from Monday, 11 March. KATIE which has been wowing audiences since it picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to […]

UK: Female Olympians argue against ‘unfair’ trans women athletes

UK: Female Olympians argue against ‘unfair’ trans women athletes

British female Olympians lined up to criticise the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport on Tuesday, as debate rages over whether male-to-female athletes retain unfair physical advantages after taking cross-sex hormones. The row over who should compete in women’s sport exploded in October, when Rachel McKinnon became the first trans woman to win a […]

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

(Reuters) – Jason Collins made history in 2013 when he became the first openly gay athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, and the former NBA player wishes more men would follow the trail he helped blaze. A growing number of high-profile Olympic athletes have come out in recent years, but Collins […]