Sport News

Men Warned about DV as Footie Fever Hits

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have issued warnings to heterosexual male fans of football that there is no excuse for violence against women, after they revealed new statistics showing that cases of domestic violence against wives and girlfriends rises by up to thirty eight percent after an England game. The Chew Valley Gazette newspaper reports that a major longitudinal study by the University of Lancaster had found that incidents of Domestic Violence escalated even when England win an international match.

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Changes in Laws on Football Abuse on Cards

A report on London based community station Radio Jackie says that the government is thinking of expanding the reach of the Football Offences Act to include homophobic and transphobic chanting at matches. The move is broadly welcomed by LGBT sports inclusion groups.

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Anger as Williams Opens "Homophobic" Cup

LGBT commentators online and in other media are not impressed that Robbie Williams, former member of the gay friendly boyband Take That and late nineties solo pop star, is to open the World Cup in Russia.  Russia is commonly considered by LGBT activsts to be deeply homophobic, and to have enshrin

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Sports Fans Fight Back after Phobic Attack

And it's great to have some sports news, particularly as we look at teams fighting for diversity and inclusion.

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Icon Colin Jackson Comes Out

Colin Jackson, former Olympic champion athlete and a BBC Sports Correspondent, has formally come out as gay in an interview with Swedish television network SV1.

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12
May

Tom Daley, the popular diver and more recently television personality, has married his boyfriend Dustin Lance Black at a private ceremony in the beautiful Bovey Castle Hotel in Dartmoor.

26
Mar

Kick it Out, a national campaign against racism and prejudice in football, has published a guide for referees, linespeople and stewards at footie matches, outlining ways in which they can work to b

05
Aug

Gay sportswatchers have responded with some glee at the misfortunes of notoriously homophobic boxer Tyson Fury, who – according to the Daily Mirror – is facing an investigation for using a

28
Apr

The Independent newspaper, now available only online, reports that a pioneer for female atheletes in the field of wrestling, has passed away at the young age of forty six.

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