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Cork Gay Porject: What Next for All Inclusive Rugby in Cork?

Cork Gay Porject: What Next for All Inclusive Rugby in Cork?

What Next for All Inclusive Rugby in Cork? Info Night An Information Evening with Adam O Brien and The Gay Project Join The Gay Project for this info night to find out more about an ‘All Inclusive Rugby’ Club in Cork. This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting project from the beginning. […]

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Valentina Petrillo, set to become the first transgender Paralympian to compete in an official women’s event on Friday, has played down controversy over whether trans athletes have an unfair advantage, saying hormone therapy has battered her performance. The Italian sprinter, who competed in men’s races before transitioning in 2019, will take to the starting blocks […]

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Caster Semenya, the South African double Olympic 800 metres champion, lost her appeal against World Athletics rules that women with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to reduce them to compete in middle-distance races. Switzerland’s top court on Tuesday upheld a 2019 ruling by sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration, that the global governing […]

Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

(Reuters) – Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan’s first permanent such centre, next month, to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights, before and during the rearranged Olympic Games in 2021. Although there have been similar initiatives before previous Games, organisers said Pride House Tokyo, which will open its doors on International Coming Out Day on October […]

UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

Reports of racist and homophobic abuse at football matches in Britain soared to a record high in the last year, despite the disruption to the season from the coronavirus pandemic. Recorded discrimination in the 2019/20 season at professional games rose 42% to 446, with homophobic abuse almost doubling, and reports of racism increasing by 53%, […]

Film Review: Rising Phoenix

Film Review: Rising Phoenix

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui –  Starring: Tatyana McFadden, Bebe Vio, Jonnie Peacock, Jean Baptiste Alaize Available on Netflix now! Sport was one of the many casualties of the CoVid crisis, and the Paralympics games were no exception. Cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic, the athletes who had worked […]

Diversity-themed games can change player behaviour, says study

Diversity-themed games can change player behaviour, says study

(Reuters) – Holding professional sports games with diversity themes, such as LGBT rights, can help change the discriminatory behaviour of athletes, according to an academic study released by an Australian university on Thursday. Themed matches and rounds of matches in sports leagues around issues such as racism, sexism, and homophobia, have become increasingly popular in […]

Gay Games Hong Kong Update August 27 Webinar

Gay Games Hong Kong Update August 27 Webinar

GGHK ONLINE UPDATE WEBINAR 27 August 2020, 7pm (Hong Kong Time) = [1pm CET] [12 noon Dublin] Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 will be held in November 2022, in less than 2.5 years! A team of over 100 passionate volunteers are working hard on planning the event. However, you are invited to an online […]

US: Baseball commentator suspended for anti-gay slur on air

US: Baseball commentator suspended for anti-gay slur on air

A veteran US baseball commentator has been suspended from his job as the voice of the Cincinnati Reds, after making a “horrific, homophobic remark” on air, in the latest anti-gay slur to mar the world of sport. Thom Brennaman, who has covered major league games for 33 years, used the term ‘fag capital’ during a game […]

Australian fights homophobia with World Gay Boxing Championships

Australian fights homophobia with World Gay Boxing Championships

Lying sick in hospital, Martin Stark was not only worried about his poor health – the gay boxer was also crushed by the news that boxing had been dropped from the 2022 Gay Games. So the 45-year-old Australian decided to create another LGBT+ sports festival to achieve his dream of competing on the world stage.