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Sports and Sexuality

In Plainspeak English Audit In Plainspeak English Audit 100% 10 A picture of athlete Pinki Pramanik. Her hair is tied in a ponytail and she is looking away to her right Screen reader support enabled. A picture of athlete Pinki Pramanik. Her hair is tied in a ponytail and she is looking away to her right
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Interview: Pinki Pramanik

संपादक की ओर से - पिंकी प्रमानिक एक भारतीय ट्रैक एथेलीट हैं जो ४०० मीटर एवं ८०० मीटर दौड़ में विशेषज्ञ हैं। प्रमानिक ने राष्ट्रीय ४ x ४०० मीटर रिले टीम के साथ सफलता प्राप्त की है, उन्होंने २००६ के राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों में रजत, २००६ के एशियाई खेलों में स्वर्ण और २००५ के एशियाई इंडोर…
A photo of Renee Richards, the first transsexual woman to play in competitive sport after transitioning. She is wearing a white uniform and cap and is holding up a tennis racket.
'The first transsexual person to play in competitive sport after transitioning was Renée Richards.' Photograph: Dave Pickoff/AP

Sport is slowly catching up with transgender realities

"The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione," stated the mixed martial arts governing body, which recently suspended Mitrione after he called male-to-female transsexual fighter Fallon Fox "a lying, sick, sociopathic disgusting freak" in an online broadcast. Fox had sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in 2006, before beginning her professional MMA career in 2012. She won her second…
Picture of a girl playing football. She's wearing an orange jersey with purple sleeves and blue shorts. Her hair is tied back in a ponytail.

The Goal Program – Naz Foundation

Bare feet, dry brown hair, shabby clothes, a girl not older than 12 years stared out from her terrace at a few other girls playing Netball on the ground below. This was a daily happening. The group playing together, the silent observer alone. Until one day, after about a month, the silent one approached me…
Poster for the film 'Bend It Like Beckham' showing a girl standing with her back facing the camera. She's wearing a cvolourful magenta and green sari and is holding sports shoes in her hands.

Reel review: Bend it like Beckham

‘All I have to say is sporty spice is the only one without a bloke’  is the warning given by Kiera Knightley’s mother in Gurinder Chadda’s Bend it Like Beckham. The film was released in 2002, and launched the now famous career of Oscar winner Kiera Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Myers. Parminder Nagra plays the protagonist…
Photo of a woman who has long hair and is smiling into the camera. She is wearing a blue top.

Sports and Sexuality

When I first read the title of the September issue – Sports and Sexuality – I was a little taken aback: what could I write about? My first thoughts were how are sports and sexuality related? And to further the confusion, how would I, a 16 year old find anything interesting to write about? To…
A series of 4 pictures - all of them showing a bunch of young girls engaged in playing sports. They are dressed in different kinds of brightly coloured cothes and they each wear a red cap

खेल और यौनिकता

संपादक की ओर से - खेल और यौनिकता, ऐसे विषय हैं जिनको अक्सर साथ रख कर नहीं देखा जाता है। क्रिया (www.creaworld.org) की सुनीता और ज्योति ने अपने इस लेख में खेल और यौनिकता के सीधे सम्बन्ध को दर्शाने की कोशिश की है। इनका यह लेख क्रिया के ‘इट्स माय बॉडी’ कार्यक्रम से प्रेरित है।…