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Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Tackles Homophobia in Sport

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Tackles Homophobia in Sport

Big names in Australian sport were cheered by the crowds as they helped shine a spotlight on homophobia at Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Over a dozen elite, professional athletes led this weekend’s parade, including Aussie Rules, Rugby, Cricket, Soccer and Olympic LGBTI athletes.  

Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup While Emerald Valkyries Lose Out To New Zealand In Bingham Bowl

Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup While Emerald Valkyries Lose Out To New Zealand In Bingham Bowl

In front of the largest crowd to ever attend a grand final for the Bingham Cup, The Sydney Convicts beat the Brisbane Hustlers 31-0 to win the world cup of gay rugby. The results of the state of origin style match surprised many in the crowd, given the Brisbane Hustlers beat the Sydney Convicts earlier

Watch: Emerald Warriors Captain Chats About Bingham Cup on Australian TV

The captain of the Emerald Warriors rugby team, Bru Amerlynck, appeared on ABC News in Sydney earlier today to discuss the Bingham Cup, also known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, which is currently taking place in Sydney. In the clip above, Bru Amerlynck discusses the success of the Bingham Cup, playing with a gay-inclusive […]

Watch: Historic Announcements at World Cup of Gay Rugby

Watch: Historic Announcements at World Cup of Gay Rugby

As the Bingham Cup kicked off today in Sydney, two Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies’ captains joined senior federal politicians for every major Australian party, as the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the Australian Rugby Union made history. The IRB is believed to be the first major international sporting federation to publicly endorse a gay […]

Watch: Bingham Cup Training Kicks Off With Emerald Warriors In Full Force

Watch: Bingham Cup Training Kicks Off With Emerald Warriors In Full Force

Gay rugby players from around the world took part in a huge training session in Sydney today in the lead-up to the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby. As a way of showing their support for ending homophobia in sports, players and coaches from Australia’s national team, the Wallabies, and Sydney’s state team, […]

Irish Exclusive: Michael Sam Urges More to Take Part in Study on Homophobia in Sport

As Gay Games 9 take place in Cleveland, Michael Sam, one of the world’s highest profile LGBT athletes, is urging people to take part in the first international study on homophobia in sports. The study is the first to collect national data about discrimination in Ireland as well as other major English speaking countries, so they can be […]

Watch: Rugby League’s Burgess Brothers on Homophobia in Sport

  International Rugby League stars Sam and Thomas Burgess, who play on the Australian team co-owned by actor Russel Crowe, are urging people in the UK to tell their stories about homophobia in sport. “The Burgess Brothers” have recorded a video encouraging people to take 10 minutes and participate in the first study to quantify […]

Homophobia In Sport To Be Measured Internationally For The First Time

Homophobia In Sport To Be Measured Internationally For The First Time

The first international study on homophobia in sport is set to shine a light on how often gay, lesbian and bisexual people face discrimination on and off the playing field. The study, called “Out on the Fields,” has been launched in the lead-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. […]

Australia: World First – Professional Sports Commit to Eliminating Homophobia

Australia: World First – Professional Sports Commit to Eliminating Homophobia

In a world first, every major professional sport in Australia will collectively commit to tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Australian Football League, Australia Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Football Federation of Australia and Cricket Australia will collectively commit to creating inclusive sporting cultures and eliminate homophobia in their respective sport. At the launch event, […]

Rugby Union To Tackle Homophobia

Australia Rugby Union have publicly stated that they are committed to fighting against homophobia in rugby, and are preparing a new policy to this end.  According to ARU CEO Bill Pulver: “We will prepare the new Inclusion Policy  […], working with the gay Rugby community and Federal and State Government agencies, including the Australian Sports […]