Historical Events - Sport

3 Dec 1910Freda Du Faur ascends Mt Cook (Canterbury region, New Zealand)
Du Faur is the first woman to reach the summit.
Links: Sydney Morning Herald, Te Ara, Papers Past
1977The Amazons lesbian softball team is formed (Wellington, New Zealand)
4 Jul 2017Sportsperson Cory McLennan reveals to the NZ Herald that he almost gave up on the sport due to fears about coming out as gay (New Zealand)
Aged 19, McLeannan was the youngest person to sail solo from Port Taranaki, New Zealand to Mooloolaba, Australia. He came out in 2015. In 2017 he launched the Rainbow Racing project to promote a message of acceptance and inclusiveness
Links: NZ Herald
10 Apr 2018Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle says Israel Folau should have "put a positive spin on that same message" (Australia)
Folua had earlier stated that homosexuals would go to "HELL" unless they "repent their sins".
Links: ABC