Olympian speedskater Ireen Wüst not only captured gold for the Netherlands but also for all the underdogs. As a bisexual woman and one of the very few out participants in the Winter Olympics she has unwittingly become a role model for LGBT people everywhere.
It’s great to see sports stars coming out, especially when still active in their sport. Women’s soccer and the NFL have new heroes.
When Eugenie Bouchard won her Australian open quarter final and walked over to do a courtside interview having achieved an historic win, she probably expected to be asked questions about, I don’t know, tennis perhaps.
In light of the up-coming Winter Games, Putin has moved to further clarify his country’s laws in the spirit of peaceful competition and global camaraderie. Putin claims that LGBT* folks will be welcome in Russia, and states that there are “no punishments for such kinds of relations”, but mandates that LGBT* visitors “stay away from the children”.
Germany’s Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the latest retired sportsman to come out publically and has had an amazingly positive reaction. Does this mean we have really moved on?
Last night All Out, an organization mobilizing millions of people and their social networks to build a powerful global movement for love and equality, released a new short video as part of its campaign urging Russia to repeal its anti-gay propaganda ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
After months of preparations and planning the day of reckoning has arrived for Team Limerick as the Limerick 2018 Bid Group make their final presentation to the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) at 1.30pm (6.30pm Irish Time) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Stonewall have sent rainbow laces to over a hundred football clubs in England a Scotland in the hopes that their players will wear them and help work against homophobia in the sport.
The model county, who have won four All Irelands in six years, ran out of steam last weekend and Wexford’s 4-in-a-row ambitions came to an end at the hands of Galway.
Several high profile international sporting events are due to take place in Russia over the coming years. However, with these new anti gay laws taking effect, how safe are athletes and supporters and what can we do about it?
…go together like…eh. Hmmmm. Well, whatever your own personal associations, the German public broadcaster ZDF felt that the most of us would finish that sentence with a resounding chorus of ‘like a horse and carriage!
The bid committee behind Limerick’s 2018 Gay Games Bid are busy finalising plans ahead of the visit
of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) Site Selection Committee to the Treaty City on July 3rd.
The LGBT squash group In4Squash Ireland will shortly be running a series of women’s-only coaching sessions in the south Dublin area.
Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.
With the mini marathon around the corner and not to forget Dublin Pride’s Run in June as well, have you been thinking, I’d love to give that a shot? Well now’s your chance. The lovely folks at Dublin Frontrunners were in touch and asked us to give a shout out to all you ladies who want to give it a go.
Should Ireland beat Italy tomorrow (and oh yes they should), they will have won every game. All five. This hardly ever happens and is called the Grand Slam. Now that’s something to celebrate this Paddy’s weekend.
The Nigerian women’s soccer federation is in trouble again! FIFA has asked them to explain a piece in the country’s media quoting the chairperson of the federation as saying there is a ban in place on lesbians on the team.