Rugby: Shifting attitudes towards rainbow community lead to hopes of first gay All Black

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05/22/2022

It’s been a big and progressive week for the rainbow community in sport. First, New Zealand Rugby announced it’s signed up to the Pride Pledge, and then professional footballer Jake Daniels publicly announced he’s gay, ending decades of silence in the UK. And for New Zealand’s premier gay rugby side, the shifts in the attitude towards the LGBT+ community in sport is a welcome one. The New Zealand Falcons, by their own admission, aren’t the best rugby team. But they are playing – and with pride.

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