British Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley has shared his dismay that skilled sports activities leagues proceed to carry occasions in international locations that persecute LGBTQ+ folks.

“In 2022, the World Cup is being held within the second most harmful nation for queer folks, Qatar,” Daley stated in a press launch concerning the prerecorded ‘Different Christmas Message’ for UK station Channel 4. “Why are we permitting locations that aren’t secure for ALL followers

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A drive by Texas lawmakers to restrict transgender participation in sports is the latest signal of pushback in Republican-led states as President Joe Biden champions expanded LGBTQ rights.

While the two Texas bills are stuck because of a walkout by the state’s House Democrats, they’re part of a growing trend of more than 250 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in 33 states this year. Of those, 25 were signed into law, according to the Human Rights Campaign — the most in a year since the group began tracking the figures in 2015.

In Texas, the number of bills introduced to limit transgender

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