Keighley Cougars launch music video supporting trans community ahead of annual Pride match

Betfred League One leaders hosting ‘biggest party of the summer’ as West Wales Raiders visit Cougar Park on Sunday, July 3; Cougars players and their families dance alongside Brazilian celeb Melissa Alonso and drag queen Marcia Pantera in video showing solidarity with trans community around the world…

‘Trans kids just want to play sport the same as everyone else’: How a new pilot scheme is offering hope

Amid a surge in restrictive policies on trans athletes issued by international federations, many young people who are trans are simply trying to find their place in sports; Mermaids’ Verity Smith discusses a pioneering new inclusion training programme that is giving clubs the chance to break down barriers…

‘Touch rugby is so LGBTQ+-inclusive – we wanted to give back’: Nick Heath and Tom Hall on Pride in Touch

It’s one of the UK’s fastest-growing mixed-gender team sports – and with such a strong reputation for inclusion, it’s no surprise that touch rugby is attracting people from LGBTQ+ communities. Ahead of a West London Queer Project taster session on May 14, the founders of Pride in Touch explain why the game is perfect to just pick up and play…

To gay rugby, with love – Matt Carter on making ‘In From The Side’

The ongoing global expansion of inclusive rugby clubs is one of the success stories of LGBTQ+ sports and a major inspiration behind new movie ‘In From The Side’. Writer-director Matt Carter talks exclusively to Sports Media LGBT+ about the film’s world premiere, telling gay stories on screen, and his rugby passion…

‘An amazing shoot!’: Manchester Village Spartans rugby players bare all to support Worldwide Roar

IGR-affiliated club help to send out ‘Men As Allies’ message as new Worldwide Roar 2022 calendar is launched on International Men’s Day; “We love the philosophy,” says Spartans’ Yoshio Tazaki; project continues to tackle issues related to hyper-masculinity; sales of annual calendar go towards funding Sport Allies charity…