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Homophobia common in Australian sport—study

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

The first national study of homophobia in Australian sport released Wednesday suggests insults, jokes and discrimination based on sexuality is commonplace both on and off the field.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

Swimming giant Ian Thorpe received support and glowing praise Monday for revealing he is gay in a move advocates believe will help remove the stigma of homophobia in sport.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

ian thorpe

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Iran bans female fans from volleyball games—report

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Female fans and even women journalists will not be allowed to attend a World League volleyball match between Iran and Italy in Tehran Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Volleyball | Read More »

‘First’ transgender footballer tackles tough for acceptance

Jaiyah-Saelua

Jaiyah Saelua may be nearing the end of her football career, but the ‘world’s first’ transgender professional player says she has more to achieve as the sport celebrates the World Cup in Brazil.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Collins says one rival has made gay taunts – reports

Jason Collins. AP

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, said he has been the subject of taunts from only one opponent in the month since his groundbreaking debut.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Collins’ Nets jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

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The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

Jason Collins. AP

Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Navratilova urges Olympic body over gay rights

In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.S. Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova addresses a discussion on the theme, “Sport comes out against homophobia,” held in observance of Human Rights Day at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Navratilova and former NBA player Jason Collins appeared at the U.N. to urge world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to do more to support gay athletes during a special event celebrating International Human Rights Day. AP/The United Nations, Eskinder Debebe

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova hit out at the IOC on Tuesday, accusing the Olympic body of “putting their head in the sand” over gay rights.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

British diver Tom Daley says he is dating a man

Tom Daley

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sochi becomes rallying cause for gay rights activists

NORTH POLE : A handout picture taken during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay on October 25, 2013, and released by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows the torch relay on the North Pole. Russia has lit the Olympic flame at the North Pole for the first time as part of a spectacular relay ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, organisers said on Friday. AFP

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia adopted a law slammed around the world as homophobic.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

The Eiffel tower in Paris

Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

WWE wrestling star comes out as gay

The testosterone-fuelled world of professional wrestling marked a notable first on Thursday as Darren Young became the sport’s first openly gay active athlete.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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