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July 5, 2014

Gay rugby club the Sydney Convicts will face off against players from Macquarie University on Sunday at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium before the New South Wales Waratahs and the New Zealand Highlanders face off in the stadium

Australia’s oldest gay rugby union team the Sydney Convicts will make history when they become the first gay rugby team in the world to play as part of a professional match on Sunday as they prepare to host the Bingham Cup world championship of gay rugby.

The Sydney Convicts will play against a team from Macquarie University on Sunday afternoon ahead of the game between Australia’s New South Wales Waratahs and New Zealand’s Highlanders at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

June 2, 2014

British born Sydney Rabbitohs players Sam and Tom Burgess have become the latest sporting stars to back the Out on the Fields study into homophobia in the team sports arena

British born Australian National Rugby League stars Sam and Tom Burgess have announced their support for the Out on the Fields world study into homophobia in team sports and are encouraging you to get involved by taking the survey.

Fellow Rabbitohs player Greg Inglis had already backed the campaign but now Sam and Tom have produced their own video urging gay fans to take part.

‘I don’t see why there should be any discrimination about color, sexuality, your heritage or where you’re from,’ Yorkshire born Sam says in the video.

March 27, 2014

'The goal was to win football games'

National Football League Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams would not have had a problem with an out teammate.

And the former defensive back is pretty certain Michael Sam, the gay NFL draft prospect, won't face any resistance from a team.

September 18, 2013

Sydney’s gay men’s hockey team Bentstix have won their first grand final and have been named Premiers and Minor Premiers for their division in 2013

Sydney’s Bentstixs gay men’s hockey team won the Sydney Hockey Division 7 Grand Final this weekend, beating a team from the Gordon North Sydney Hockey Club to become the 2013 season Premiers and Minor Premiers.

Team coach and captain Brodie West told GSN he was elated by the win which he hoped would send the message that gay players could perform as good as anyone else on the hockey field.

August 28, 2013

Football Federation Australia has announced an LGBT pride soccer tournament in October in Melbourne, with teams from Sydney and Melbourne to compete

Football Federation Australia has announced that the Pride Football Australia tournament will be held in Melbourne in October of 2013.

The free spectator event grew out of the Justin Fashanu Cup men’s soccer tournament, which has been played between Sydney and Melbourne for four years.

The 2013 tournament will include a women’s tournament, the Julie Murray Cup, named for one of Australia’s greatest women footballers.

August 14, 2013

'if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window'

No NFL player has ever come out as gay during their playing career but Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks this is as good a time as any for that to change.

'I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window,' Grffin says in a new GQ magazine cover story.

February 25, 2013

Pundit says no one will admit it publicly, but they all have questions about the sexuality of Manti Te'o

Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o wants a career in the NFL but a well-publicized dead girlfriend hoax has teams taking into consideration more than his playing abilities.

'Teams want to know whether Manti Te'o is gay,' NBC Sports pundit Mike Florio said in a radio interview today. 'They just want to know. They want to know because in an NFL locker room, it's a different world.'

February 22, 2013

NFL player canceled appearance at church of anti-gay Robert Jeffress

NFL player Tim Tebow is now getting backlash from both sides stemming from canceled plans to speak at a Dallas mega-church with an anti-gay pastor.

Tebow, back-up quarterback for the New York Jets, on Wednesday (20 February) backed out of an April appearance at First Baptist Church of Dallas after homophobic comments by pastor Robert Jeffress surfaced.

February 22, 2013

Back-up quarterback for New York Jets had faced backlash

Tim Tebow won't be speaking at a Dallas mega-church with an anti-gay pastor after all.

The National Football League star, currently a back-up quarterback for the New York Jets, had been scheduled to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas in April.

But the famous Christian jock has faced strong backlash since the appearance was announced because of anti-gay and other controversial statements made in the past by pastor Robert Jeffress.

November 5, 2012

Vikings punter accuses St. Paul Pioneer Press of 'irresponsible journalism'

NFL punter Chris Kluwe has quit as a contributor to the St. Paul Pioneer Press over its editorial stance on gay marriage which he charges is 'irresponsible journalism and 'massively hypocritical.'

The newspaper purports to have a neutral stance on a ballot initiative in Minnesota that would change the state constitution to define marriage only between a man and a woman.

June 28, 2012

'I don’t think a lot of people realize that family is family'

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants everyone to know that he believes everyone has the right to marry who they love - including his wife's brother who wants to wed his partner in Calif0rnia.

June 27, 2012

Soccer executive confirms commitment to battling homophobia at gay ‘pride’ reception in Donetsk, Ukraine as country hosts Euro 2012

A UEFA chief has emphasized the organizations commitment to tackling homophobia at a gay reception hosted in the Ukraine.

He was joined by soccer fans from France, Spain, Portugal and Austria at the party hosted by British lesbian activist Claire Dimyon where he met members of the LGBT community in Donetsk.

Together they toasted gay pride and Ukrainian Constitution Day, which is on 28 June, at the party last night (26 June).

June 6, 2012

'I got to play in the NFL, and now I get to change the world'

No one who has played in the National Football League has ever come out publicly during their playing days.

But Wade Davis, who was a cornerback with the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, has just joined a select group of former players to declare to the world that they are gay.

March 13, 2012

Commentator had been pulled from air for anti-gay tweets

CNN has lifted commentator Roland Martin's suspension five weeks after the network banned him from the air for tweets he wrote during the Super Bowl that were viewed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and others as homophobic.

CNN had never put a time limit on the suspension. The network merely stated early last month that Martin 'will not be appearing on our air for the time being.'

February 15, 2012

Both say they now have 'better understanding' of Martin's Super Bowl tweets

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation met with embattled CNN commenator Roland Martin Tuesday (14 February) to discuss a Twitter controversy that occurred on Super Bowl Sunday and resulted in Martin being suspended from the cable network.

GLAAD's Herndon Graddick, the group's senior director of programs, met with Martin in Los Angeles where the political commentator arrived on Monday.

February 8, 2012

GLAAD demanding commentator be fired for tweets it views as homophobic

CNN commentator Roland Martin has been taken off the air 'for the time being' in the wake of a Twitter controversy that occurred on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has been calling for Martin's firing for tweets he wrote during the Super Bowl about an H&M advertisement featuring soccer star David Beckham.

February 6, 2012

CNN's Roland Martin gets into hot water over Super Bowl tweeting

The Super Bowl is much more than a football game. It's also a night where commercials get as much scrutiny as the machinations on the field.

CNN analyst Roland Martin became a media critic on his Twitter feed. He was extremely displeased with an H&M advertisement featuring soccer star David Beckham.

February 4, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell and Tim Tebow meet; she likes his eyes

For American football fans, this weekend is Christmas all over again. The New York Giants and New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.