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USA Rugby's Nigel Melville (centre) with IGR's Jeff Wilson and Gus Ventura


USA Rugby and International Gay Rugby sign Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate homophobia in Rugby


USA Rugby has signed a memorandum of understanding with International Gay Rugby (IGR), setting forth a partnership that will see the national governing body for the sport of rugby union in the United States promote a diverse and inclusive environment in all levels of Rugby, working to end homophobia in all areas of the game. Read Article...



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      IGR and GRC promote Global '#gayrugby' Hashtag  

2015-05-18 GMT

International Gay Rugby and GayRugbyClubs.com are launching their first ever joint initiative to create strong online communication by promoting the use of the global hashtag #gayrugby across all social media platforms. Read Article...

      Rugby Stars Say ‘Sport Must Change’  

2015-05-15 GMT

English star James Haskell and Welsh star Alex Cuthbert as well as Australian Rugby Legend John Eales have all backed a statement specifically calling for an end to homophobic language, the most common form of discrimination. Read Article...

      IGR Vice Chairman: Pocock's Homophobia Stand  

2015-03-24 GMT

Further to the recent news story about Brumbies flanker David Pocock taking a stand against homophobic slurs on the pitch by NSW Waratahs Jacques Potgieter, IGR Vice Chairman Andrew "Fuzz" Purchas discusses the events as part of an article by The Sydney Morning Herald.
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    World Rugby MoU  

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World Rugby and the International Gay Rugby (IGR) have signed an historic agreement to collaborate on the continued promotion of equality and inclusivity in rugby. Read more...


IGR offers a range of membership options to maximise your ability to participate in the game of rugby, whether as part of a brand new club or as an individual seeking to become part of the world's LGBT inclusive rugby community.


As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in England, IGR has the ability to hold assets such as donations, trademarks and sponsorships. The non-profit status of a CIO also allows for IGR to distribute donations and assets to their member clubs.


International Gay Rugby (Association & Board) - IGR (Registered Charity Number 1154241) is a charity registered in England and Wales
whose registered office is at 71 Holland Road, West Ham, London, England E15 3BP, United Kingdom.



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