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Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The colourful half-time performance ended by promoting the message ‘Believe in Love’ . The message was displayed in multi-coloured stripes using cards held up by the audience. The national anthem was this year sung by gay […]

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An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 Sep 2015 – Doors 7pm. £10 including booking fee. U18’s £10. One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh rugby players shares his life experiences and moving, personal journey of his identity struggle, amidst sporting triumph, through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon with local sports media celeb, Paul […]

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BRIGHT FUTURE CHARTERED FOR WALES LGBT SPORTING COMMUNITY

Key figures across Wales’ sporting community are today celebrating a major step forward in making sport welcoming, safe and free from discrimination as a charter is launched to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The charter – today endorsed by Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths on the steps of the Senedd […]

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BrewDog creates first ever protest beer

Hello My Name is Vladimir mocks Putin’s discriminatory legislation ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog has today launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a craft beer apparently ‘not for gays’ that carries an image of the Russian premier wearing make up on the label. The ale is the world’s first […]

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Nicola Adam’s Commonwealth dream still alive after pivotal vote

Open lesbian boxer Nicola Adams has seen her chance of taking part in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been saved after the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) agreed to accept reforms imposed on it by the world governing body AIBA. If the ABAE had refused to accept the proposals, then Nicola would […]

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Rising to the sporting challenge

Like language, art and music, sport is present throughout all of modern society. Innate within us is the call to pit our skills against other humans and to look adoringly upon those who prove themselves to be better than the rest. But in this world of perfection and macho strength, gays and lesbians have found […]

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Huge Dance Programme launched for Rugby League World Cup 2013

More than 3,000 dancers are being recruited to take part in spectacular celebrations across the UK for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The dancers will be led and inspired by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, who was part of the team who delivered the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and one of the country’s most exciting young choreographers, James […]

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Rainbow laces sent to all professional footballers in the UK

Stonewall today teams up with leading bookmaker Paddy Power to challenge players to show their support for gay footballers by wearing rainbow coloured boot laces. The laces have been distributed to every footballer across all 134 professional clubs in the UK. Each player is asked to wear the special laces in their club fixtures on […]

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Warnings over World Cup equality

The executive director of Football Against Racism Europe, Piara Powar, has called on Fifa to deal with the issue of homosexuality in the next world cup. A task force from Fifa will meet of Thursday and the homosexuality is expected to be on the agenda. The 1922 World Cup is due to be held in […]

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RFL equality and diversity champion receives MBE

The sterling work done by RFL Equality and Diversity Manager Sarah Williams has been recognised by the awarding of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Since her appointment in November 2007, Williams has helped Rugby League become the most proactive governing body in UK sport on issues such as race, sexuality, gender, disability, […]

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Terrence Higgins Trust condemns government decision on Sex and Relationships Education

Already two months later than expected, having promised to comment by the end of last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan […]

Julie Bindel slams the normalising of censorship

Guardian journalist Julie Bindel has slammed a petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from entering the […]

We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for […]

Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]