Ireland is represented in the Champions League by domestic League champions, Raheny United, who host Bristol Academy tonight in Richmond Park at 7:30pm in a crucial fixture. Tune in!
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?