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 [….]

Channel 4 Interim Chair Dawn Airey talks LGBTQI representation in media, Women’s Football and being brave

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Dawn’s appointment as Interim Chair of Channel 4 was confirmed by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries this week BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY CHANNEL 4 Dawn Airey is the very definition of a trailblazer. One of the most powerful women in the media landscape, this week, she was announced as the Interim Chair of Channel 4, [….]

Here are some of the lez/bi athletes we’ll be cheering on/crushing on at the Tokyo Olympics

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Meet the women who’ll be making Tokyo a little more 🌈 this summer… BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Seeing role models play your sport can make all the difference for young athletes or fans. With the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, and more LGBTQIA+ competitors than ever (a whopping 142, according to OutSports) it’s time [….]

Lianne Sanderson is taking women’s football to exciting new heights

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“Having proper representation will really start to challenge that inequality” BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA ICM STELLAR SPORTS / TWITTER Football icon, TV pundit and DIVA Award winner Lianne Sanderson has announced that she is embarking on a groundbreaking new role. The gig? Overseeing the football section of ICM Stellar Sports Elite Women’s Sports division. [….]

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 [….]

SPORT: Annette Nelson and Chloe Morgan make the 2020 Football Black List

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An initiative celebrating the most influential Black people in the British game has honoured key LGBTQI figures BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today, The Football Black List has honoured some of the most inspiring and successful people in British Football, and key LGBTQI figures such as Annette Nelson and Crystal Palace women’s goalkeeper Chloe Morgan have made [….]

Get your kicks: Women’s football is on the up

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“Diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of women’s football” BY MEGAN EVANS. IMAGES MEG EVANS, NAZ AHMED AND HOLLY DOWNING. A record-breaking crowd of 77,768 people witnessed the England women’s football team (#TheLionesses) take on Germany at Wembley Stadium recently. Unfortunately, England suffered a 2-1 defeat as Germany just managed to sneak one over [….]