Zut alors! It’s all about Ireland v England this week and the historic World Cup Semi-Final in Paris . So, in the spirit of helpfulness and usefulness here’s all you will need to know if you’re taking the horse to France for the rugby.
Once again, Ireland’s women have made history. Once again, the country wakes up to women’s rugby. Ireland shocked the world of women’s rugby, inflicting New Zealand’s first defeat since 1991 and second ever defeat in the history of the World Cup. Is it too soon to dream?
At 4pm tomorrow, just to the south-west of Paris, Ireland will line out in their opening fixture in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014, where they’ll face the tough opposition of the USA. The game will be broadcast live on TG4
Sweden’s Kiruna IF ice hockey team will be wearing their hearts on their jersey’s next season as they bid to be accredited by the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights. Rainbow coloured jersey’s are in, homophobia in sport is out
Out lesbian Amelie Mauresmo the new tennis coach for the infamous Andy Murray. The pair met when Murray needed tips on grass play and Amelie offered. He was impressed obviously.
Clermont Foot, a Ligue 2 French soccer team, will make football history at the start of June when they welcome Helena Costa on board as their new first team coach, making her the first female to be appointed to a senior coaching position in the men’s game.
Cliftonville FC fans are not only celebrating two successive title wins but can now celebrate flying the flag for gay rights all over Northern Ireland.
A player on the American Samoa team, amongst all the nations competing to qualify for the next World Cup – Jaiyah Saelua – has become the first (known/out/recognised) transgender individual to play in a World Cup qualifier.
With the Dublin’s 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.
The GAA has once again showed that, while it is in many ways an organisation dedicated to preserving tradition and heritage, it can also do progress like nobody’s business. The best progressive moments are the quiet, but-of-course moments where it’s not a big deal because it’s not a big deal.
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.