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Boost for LGBT and Women Friendly Sports


Independent Radio News, which is linked to the Sky News Channel, reports that England have missed out on winning the netball world cup. The England squad lost forty seven to forty five against New Zealand. However, the netball world cup has been cited alongside the recent performance by the England Women's Football team as massively boosting the way in which media treat women's sports. It has had a major boost on BBC channels, and on the specialist Sports Services run by Sky Television, Eurosport and the BT Sports Network. In addition, newspapers are beginning to take women's sports much more seriously than was previously the case. In particular, the centrist “I” newspaper, the liberal daily The Guardian and the communist daily The Morning Star have all prominently featured female led sports. In football, whilst the men's game has yet to have a contemporary out gay professional player, the women's football teams at professional levels have numerous lesbian and bisexual women taking part. Football is changing, and there is a lively network of gay, lesbian and mixed clubs across the United Kingdom, with several in London alone. In addition, the Gay Football Supporters Network aims to allow LGBT fans of the beautiful game to celebrate their sports interests together. Visit them online for more information and as a portal to the wider world of LGBT friendly football.

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