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Women's Sport
A new study out of Australia has shown that the majority of female athletes have no issue with trans women competing in women’s sports. The study, which was conducted by Monash University, highlighted that only 24% of women believed that “trans athletes have an unfair advantage when they play on a...
Boxing
The President of Rainbow Boxing New Zealand has taken a swing at Boxing New Zealand, describing the organisation as anti-trans and not welcoming of the LGBTQ+ community. Benjamin Thomas Watt, who is the president of the non-profit organisation Rainbow Boxing New Zealand, made the comments as he announced the closure...
Laurel Hubbard
History-making Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been announced as the University of Otago's sportswoman of the year. Announced at the Blues awards, the Queenstown athlete who became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the Olympics is also believed to be the first transgender winner of the title in...
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was among the targets. The IOC are investigating. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating several ugly anti-LGBT comments made on air by Russian television personalities. Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin has taken an increasingly hostile approach to LGBT+ rights in recent years,...
The Olympian says “age has caught up” with her, hinting at an exit from competitive weightlifting. New Zealander weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has hinted that Tokyo 2020 will be her first and last Olympics games.  Hubbard competed in the +87kg category weightlifting event on Monday, becoming the first transgender athlete to...
TEAM GB - James Guy
Team Great Britain swimmer James Guy is facing backlash across social media following a “transphobic” tweet that questioned Laurel Hubbard’s inclusion in the Olympics. 25-year-old James Guy, who won two gold medals and a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, posted and pinned a Reuters story on his Twitter about...
Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has fallen short in her bid to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, although she will leave Japan having made history as the first transgender woman to compete in a solo event.  The 43-year-old was competing in the 87kg+ category but wasn’t able to record...
Judy Virago shares her own experience of being a trans person in sports and fitness spaces, and believes after 15 years of trans athletes being eligible for the Olympics it is time one wore the silver fern and showed the world that ‘they are us.’ The mood was mighty cold...

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