QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 6 October 2021

News, Sport

QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, in news, NSW LGBTIQA+ Advocates ask questions of the new NSW Premier, PFlag legend Shelley Argent honoured in QLD, Victorian Opposition commits to new laws banning conversion practices, more LGBTIQA+ candidates to be supported to run in the Victorian election and a new podcast looks at Bondi gay hate crimes in the late 1980s.

And in sport, The University of Michigan marching band has celebrated the school’s LGBTQ+ students, staff, with a homecoming halftime show dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the university’s Spectrum Center, minor league pitcher and MLB prospect Kieran Lovegrove has come out as bisexual, Gay Olympian Tom Daley has opened up about secretly battling COVID just months before the Tokyo Olympics, Trans athletes in the UK have recently expressed concern for their future in sport following the release of worrying new guidelines that argue for separate competitive categories, and Controversial transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first transgender winner of sportswoman of the year at NZ’s Blues Awards.