Simon Dunn death: Gay rugby player’s legacy of activism

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Simon Dunn, Australia’s first openly gay bobsledder, has been described as an “impassioned optimist” who worked tirelessly for charity, after he died at the age of 35. The athlete was known for taking part in both bobsled and playing rugby, as well as his work for charitable organisations, including the Terrence Higgins Trust. In an article for Gay Times, Dunn claimed he would continue championing all-gay teams “until I can comfortably say homophobia in sport is all but a distant memory”. Simon gave his time freely and generously for the many causes he believed passionately in and we’re very grateful that included Terrence Higgins Trust and National HIV Testing Week. — Terrence Higgins Trust (@THTorguk) January 23, 2023The Sydney Convicts paid tribute to Dunn on its website, touching on both his athletic skill and his dedication to the LGBTQ+ community.
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