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Australian Rugby Union announces measures to tackle discrimination

Friday, August 29, 2014
Brisbane Hustlers rugby players tackles a San Francisco Fog player during the Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Australian Rugby Union today announced its new Inclusion Policy, which is designed to stamp out all forms of discrimination and homophobia in Rugby and ensure a positive environment for everyone involved in the game.
SYDNEY -- World Cup-winning captains John Eales and Nick Farr-Jones joined with the Australian Rugby Union on Friday for an anti-discrimination policy launch that coincided with the opening day of the Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament. ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said the "inclusion policy" ensures "every individual, whether they're [...]

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Rugby group launches international study on gay discrimination in sports

Friday, May 16, 2014
Bingham Cup
SYDNEY -- Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality in sports. [...]

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Gareth Thomas: ‘It’s time to tell the world the truth — I’m gay’

Friday, December 18, 2009
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Rugby great Gareth Thomas stunned the sporting world this week, and has publicly come out as gay. The married 35-year-old Cardiff Blues player, who in 2007 became the first ever Welshman to win 100 caps for his country, admitted he had been suicidal at times as he hid his sexuality [...]

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