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Trans swimmer Lia Thomas takes legal action against World Aquatics

Graham Robson January 26, 2024

Lia Thomas, 25, a trans swimmer who rose to global prominence by becoming the first transgender athlete to win a NCAA college title, is taking legal action against World Aquatics. Thomas, who has not raced since 2022 following a rule change by the governing body, is taking legal action in a bid to compete again […]

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Gay Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber dies aged 29

Graham Robson January 21, 2024

Shawn Barber, 29, an ‘out’, Canadian champion pole vaulter, died from ‘medical complications’ on Wednesday, January 17 at home in Kingwood, Texas. The cause of his death is not known yet, but he had been experiencing health issues. “More than just an incredible athlete, Shawn was such a good-hearted person that always put others ahead […]

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Football Pride to return at Manchester Pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ people and culture in the game

Graham Robson July 15, 2023

Football Pride – an event from Football v Homophobia that lifts up LGBTQ+ voices across the game – is returning at Manchester Pride in August to bring together LGBTQ+ communities within the world’s most popular sport to party, participate and protest.

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