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True Footie Fans Unite Against Hatred Online

Gay Football supporting groups have been taking to social media to express their support for the England squad, who came extremely close to winning the European Football Championships at the weekend. The Guardian noted that the side that got further than anyone since the World Cup Victors of 1966, was notable for diversity, with players wearing rainbow armbands in solidarity with LGBTQ people and top scorers being African-Caribbean and dual heritage heroes.

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Laurel to Set Trans First at Olympiad

The BBC and other news sources have reported that New Zealander Laurel Hubbard will be the first ever transgender athlete to take part in the Olympics.

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Up and Down for Queer Friendly Footie in West

Martin Booth in the local newspaper B247 reports that there have been a mixed bag of feelings in women’s football in the lovely city of Bristol during the last few days.  On the same day that Bristol Rovers were declared champions of the Gloucestershire County Women’s Football League, Bristol Cit

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Bale May Join Proposed Boycott of Tech Media

Welsh language magazine Golwg reports that football legend Gareth Bale has added his willingness to join a mooted boycott of social media platforms in an effort to encourage the owning media companies to

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EFL Appoints Welch for Referee Duties

BBC Radio 5 Live reports that the English Football League has for the first time appointed a female referee to officiate at a man’s game.  Rebecca Welch, who is thirty seven, will be in charge for Bank Holiday’s Monday's League Two match between Harrogate and Port Vale.  She said

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25
Mar

It's been hailed by sports news channels as the fight of the year already.

28
Jan

Sky Documentaries Channel paid tribute on Thursday night to the life and times of the late great, Justin Fashnau, the first black British footballer to command a transfer fee of £1

21
Jan

Martin Booth in the independent newspaper B247 reveals that the outstanding women of the female Bristol Bears Rugby Team are telling male misogynistic trolls just

19
Dec

Outdoor Lads have been in touch.

14
Dec

In sports and local news, both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers, the two largest sports clubs in Bristol, have announced their participation in the English Football League's Rainbow Laces campaign.

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