Jake Daniels is paving the way for queer athletes and fans like me who just want to belong

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LGBTQI representation in sports is needed now more than ever, and the Blackpool FC forward has turned into an idol for many BY NIKITA ACHANTA, IMAGE VIA BLACKPOOL FC Jake Daniels publicly came out on 16 May, becoming the only openly gay active male footballer in the United Kingdom, because he wanted to finally “be himself”. A [….]

Retreat to Out & Wild this summer, the UK’s first Wellness Festival for LGBTQI women and non-binary people

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Are you looking for somewhere remote, wild and beautiful to recharge your batteries? Out & Wild may be the place for you this summer BY JANE FAE, IMAGE VIA OUT & WILD FESTIVAL ON INSTAGRAM Polly Shute is the co-founder of Out & About, a group that connects the LGBTQI community through shared experiences, as [….]

Nicola Adams and Ella Baig are expecting a baby, and we’re overjoyed

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Congratulations, both! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA @NICOLAADAMS ON INSTAGRAM After two unsuccessful rounds of IVF, Olympic boxer Nicola Adams and her girlfriend, Ella Baig, are expecting their first child. Sharing their delightful news on Instagram, the couple shared that they were “excited” to announce their “family is expanding”. Yay! “After what feels like a [….]

WATCH NOW: Rainbow Laces Day discussion

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Athletes Amazin LeThi and Charlie Martin discuss the importance of allyship and inclusion in sport BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGES BY DOMINIC FRASER AND ALINA OSWALD It’s been a great year for queer representation in sport with a record number of out LGBTQI athletes participating in The Olympics. It has also been a fantastic year for [….]

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Football for all

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Kick It Out’s Chris Paouros explains why LGBTQI visibility on the pitch is so important BY CHRIS PAOUROS, IMAGE BY @ENGLAND “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams. And during a European Championship, the captain of the England team [….]

Football stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris welcome a baby girl

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“This is the best Valentine’s Day gift we’ve ever received!” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER  US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) sensations Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger welcomed a brand new member to their family on Valentine’s Day 😭♥️ Announcing the news online, the loved up athletes look overjoyed in their Instagram posts, which show [….]

CELEB: LGBTQI sports legends Megan Rapinoe and Billie Jean King stand up against anti-trans school sports ban

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“Every young person, and especially youth who are transgender, or intersex, should be able to participate fully in sport” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM In a massive step forward for support of transgender individuals in the sporting world, LGBTQI athletes such as U.S. football champion Megan Rapinoe and tennis icon Billie Jean King, as [….]