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  1. 1990s In 1998, the Washington Renegades RFC was formed as the first gay rugby team in the United States. In 1999, the New York City Gay Hockey Association was organized. 2010s The National Gay Flag Football League comprises 26 teams, including the DC Gay Flag Football League founded in 2010. In 2013, soccer's Robbie Rogers and basketball's Jason Collins each publicly announced their homosexuality. In 2014, football's Michael Sam publicly announced his homosexuality at the NFL draft. wikipedia.org
  2. United States In 1974, the LA Union Thursday Pool League was established as the first gay competitive pool league in the United States. The Big Apple Softball League (initially known as the Manhattan Community Athletic Association) was initially formed in 1977 for gay softball players in the New York City area. That same year, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance was formed for future gay softball teams. 1980s The New York Ramblers was started in 1980 when an ad was placed in the Village Voice to gay men who wanted to play soccer as a team called the Rambles.
  3. The first openly gay football team formed in the United Kingdom is Stonewall F.C., which was formed in 1991. The next year, Gay Football Supporters Network was formed; a GFSN National League was formed 2002 among GFSN members who wanted to participate in amateur competition as well as support major professional teams. The first openly gay rugby team in the world, the Kings Cross Steelers, was formed in 1995 in London. The first openly gay rugby team in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Titans, was formed in 2007, and the first Scottish gay rugby team, the Caledonian Thebans RFC, was formed in
  4. Canada is home to a large LGBT sports community, having hosted the inaugural World OutGames. Local organizations like Équipe Montréal, OutSport Toronto and Team Vancouver represent LGBT sport within their respective cities. Canada was also a leader in the creation of Pride House facilities for LGBT athletes at sporting events, having organized the first-ever Olympic Pride House when Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Similarly, Toronto's Pride House during the 2015 Pan American Games was the first time a Pride House facility was available at the Pan Ams. At the 2018 Olympic Games
  5. The Sydney Convicts Rugby Club were launched in 2004 as Australia's first gay rugby union team. wikipedia.org
  6. In the absence of openly LGBT sportspersons, LGBT-focused leagues and events have been created since the late 1970s. One of the earliest-recorded gay sports event organizing committees is the Federation of Gay Games (initially known as the United States Gay Olympics Committee), which was established in 1980 by Tom Waddell, Mark Brown and Paul Mart to organize the first Gay Games (1982) in San Francisco; another organization, Apollo - Friends in Sports, was established in 1981 to organize the Western Cup, a multi-sport event for gay and lesbian athletes in Calgary, Alberta. By 1989, the Europea
  7. The case of Jennifer Harris against Penn State, more specifically their women's basketball coach Rene Portland brought change to the world of sports. In 2006, a gay rights advocacy group, The National Center for Lesbian Rights, accused Rene Portland of forcing Jennifer Harris to transfer because of bias against lesbians. The advocacy group claimed that Portland was biased against lesbians for decades and cited a 1986 interview in which she claimed she talked to recruits and parents of recruits about lesbians stating, "I will not have it in my program." There were also claims of Portland tellin
  8. There has been an increase in numbers of individual athletes who have publicly come out as LGBTQ. Recent attempts by organizations such as the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) have also been made to break down homophobic attitudes in collegiate and professional team sports. NCLR has worked with the San Francisco 49ers, as well as collegiate athletic departments at universities such as North Carolina, Florida, and Stanford at revising team policies to more openly accommodate LBGT athletes. Out on the Fields, a survey conducted in 2015 initiated by members of the organizing commit
  9. Heteronormativity can be seen as the dominant paradigm in sports culture, stemming all the way into children's athletics in school. Heteronormativity describes "the myriad ways in which heterosexuality is produced as a natural, unproblematic, taken-for-granted, ordinary phenomenon." It is defined as a world/ common view of heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexuality. This way of thinking has been documented as an emphasis on hegemonic masculinity in sports is often taken to the extreme in sports culture. Arnd Krüger has shown that the history of homosexuality in sports in closely link
  10. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other non-heterosexual or non-cisgender (LGBTQ+) athletes have faced intolerance due to heteronormativity within sports culture. There have been several notable outspoken homosexual athletes, including Sheryl Swoopes, Billie Jean King, and Billy Bean. In the 1980s, Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, hosted the first Gay Games in San Francisco. Since then, many homosexual sporting organizations have been founded along with sporting events that feature homosexual athletes. While overall the trend is towards open acceptance, different spo
  11. 1. Carol (2015) Director Todd Haynes (28 votes) Watch Carol online on BFI Player 2. Weekend (2011) Director Andrew Haigh (26 votes) (26 votes) Watch Weekend online on BFI Player 3. Happy Together (1997) Director Wong Kar-wai (25 votes)
  12. 4. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Director Ang Lee (24 votes) 5. Paris Is Burning (1990) Director Jennie Livingston (22 votes) 6. Tropical Malady (2004) Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (21 votes)
  13. 7. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Director Stephen Frears (20 votes) 8. All about My Mother (1999) Director Pedro Almodóvar (19 votes) 9. Un chant d’amour (1950) Director Jean Genet (18 votes)
  14. 10. My Own Private Idaho (1991) Director Gus Van Sant (17 votes) 11=. Tangerine (2015) Director Sean S. Baker (15 votes) Watch Tangerine online on BFI Player 11=. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder (15 votes) Watch The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant online on BFI Player bfi.org.uk
  15. 11=. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) Director Abdellatif Kechiche (15 votes) Watch Blue Is the Warmest Colour online on BFI Player 14=. Mädchen in Uniform (1931) Director Leontine Sagan (14 votes) 14=. Show Me Love (1998) Director Lukas Moodysson (14 votes)
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