Andy Brennan admits he was terrified before telling his team-mates he was gay. But since becoming Australia's only openly-gay male professional footballer he says everything has been "amazing". He says his team-mates weren't shocked - some were "surprised" - but everyone has been supportive. But it's hard not to think about it because the two are so intertwined. We speak to Andy a few weeks after the publicity around the gay footballer Twitter account , which was deleted. Its first tweet claimed the account holder was a professional footballer who had come out to his family and would "reveal his identity soon".
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Not only did the tournament throw a spotlight on how different the women's game is from the men's, it highlighted how different the teams are as well. Across the whole tournament, there were at least 41 female players or coaches who are openly gay or bisexual. Similarly in the Premier League, there is not one single player who is openly gay or bisexual. At least five members of the Lionesses are gay or bisexual, compared with none of England's male players. In a society where gay marriages can take place, and same-sex couples enjoy the same legal privileges as their heterosexual counterparts, the make-up of both football teams is at odds with British society as a whole.
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A controversial Australian rugby player has blamed same-sex marriage and abortion for the country's bushfires and droughts. Israel Folau was fired by Rugby Australia in April after claiming on social media that homosexuals, adulterers and other sinners would go to hell unless they repent. Now, he's doubled down on those claims in a church sermon where he claimed the bushfires that have devastated Australia are God's punishment for legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage. In a video live-streamed on the Truth of Jesus Christ Church Sydney's Facebook page on Sunday, viewed by Newsweek , Folau said: "I've been looking around at the events that's been happening in Australia, this past couple of weeks, with all the natural disasters, the bushfires and the droughts.
Ian Roberts born 31 July is an Australian actor, and former professional rugby league footballer who played in the s and s. In Roberts became the first high-profile Australian sports person and first rugby footballer in the world to come out to the public as gay. Ian Roberts was born in in Chelsea, London , England , to a father who worked in construction and was an amateur boxer, and a housewife mother. The family emigrated as Ten Pound Poms in to South Sydney, Australia, where the family was guaranteed a new house, and his father was guaranteed a job, continuing to work construction. He was educated at Maroubra Bay High School.