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20 Cities Express Interest in Hosting Gay Games XII in 2026!

20 Cities Express Interest in Hosting Gay Games XII in 2026!

20 Cities Across 6 Continents Return RFIs to be the Host City for the Games that Change the World. The Federation of Gay Games has received a record number of expressions of interest from cities around the globe desiring to be the host of the twelfth Gay Games XII to be held in 2026! 

UK: English football fans tackle homophobic chants

UK: English football fans tackle homophobic chants

LGBT+ supporters say recent homophobic incidents show not rising abuse but fans more willing to confront it The bitter rivalry between the two clubs was often blighted by homophobic gibes. Chanting “does your boyfriend know you’re here?” and “we can see you holding hands,” some fans of London football club, Crystal Palace, would goad their […]

UK: Two arrested for homophobic abuse in Brighton v Wolves draw

UK: Two arrested for homophobic abuse in Brighton v Wolves draw

(Reuters) – Two supporters from the away end at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium were ejected, and later arrested by the Sussex Police, for homophobic abuse during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the two clubs said on Monday. The homophobic abuse came at a time when Premier League clubs were celebrating the Rainbow […]

Openly-gay freestyle skier Kenworthy eyes Team GB for 2022 Games

Openly-gay freestyle skier Kenworthy eyes Team GB for 2022 Games

Openly-gay, freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, who competed for the United States at the last two Winter Olympics, said on Tuesday he hopes to represent Britain at the 2022 Games. The 28-year-old dual citizen, who was born to a British mother and American father, won a silver medal in slopestyle at Sochi in 2014 for Team […]

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Cricket Australia welcomed transgender women on to its elite teams on Thursday, as it issued guidelines for their inclusion, amid a toxic battle over fairness in female sport. Australian cricket’s governing body will allow male-to-female players to compete if their testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance, has been […]

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

(Reuters) – Double Olympic 800 metres champion, Caster Semenya, has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal. Semenya is fighting a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision that supported the IAAF’s rule that XY […]

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory : 50 Years of Irish Motorsport RTÉ 1, 3 June

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory : 50 Years of Irish Motorsport RTÉ 1, 3 June

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory Celebrating 50 Years of Irish Motorsport at Mondello Park RTE ONE – Monday, 3 June @ 6.30pm Monday, 20 May 2019:  Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory, a 1-hour sporting documentary which celebrates 50 years of Irish Motorsport at Mondello Park, will be broadcast on RTE ONE […]

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly-gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23, told The Sunday Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in eastern Odisha state, saying she got the courage […]

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s protracted dismissal by Rugby Australia looked no closer to a conclusion on Thursday, but the 30-year-old was already being hit hard in the pocket for his decision to post a social media message many viewed as homophobic. While the panel that on Tuesday adjudged Folau had been guilty of a ‘high […]

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 […]