"Mark Bingham saved countless lives by helping stop United Flight 93 from reaching its target, but it's the lives he saved and those he's impacted since that help to define his legacy."  -SC

 

   

 

 

by DANIEL SCHOFIELD

"Rugby has long prided itself on its inclusivity, that it is a game for all shapes and sizes as well as all colours and creeds. Many of Gotham’s players were drawn to the sport by the lack of hierarchy common in other American sports."

 


 

Queens & Knights

1st Prize Winner of NBC Sports Captr'd Contest

 

 
 
 
QUEENS & KNIGHTS, PRODUCED BY SANDRA CHUMA & NYASHA KADANDARA, IS THE STORY OF HOW AN INCLUSIVE RUGBY TEAM CHALLENGES PERCEPTIONS OF MASCULINITY AND ATHLETICISM THROUGH CAMARADERIE AND ACCEPTANCE. SANDRA CHUMA IS A ZIMBABWEAN-CANADIAN MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER BASED IN NEW YORK.   THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VOTERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

QUEENS & KNIGHTS, PRODUCED BY SANDRA CHUMA & NYASHA KADANDARA, IS THE STORY OF HOW AN INCLUSIVE RUGBY TEAM CHALLENGES PERCEPTIONS OF MASCULINITY AND ATHLETICISM THROUGH CAMARADERIE AND ACCEPTANCE. SANDRA CHUMA IS A ZIMBABWEAN-CANADIAN MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER BASED IN NEW YORK.

 

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VOTERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


 
 
 

by SAM HODGSON

"The Gotham Knights rugby team defies stereotypes and provides a safe venue for gay athletes to be themselves and build community."

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by JEAN-PHILIPPE LECLAIRE

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by SANDRA CHUMA & NYASHA KADANDARA

What do a female Roman Catholic Priest, a breast cancer survivor, and a gay rugby team have in common? Through 7 short documentaries, we tell the stories of championing change, challenging stereotypes, and taking back power "move the needle". Produced by the 2015 Video Storytelling Class at Columbia Journalism School.


 
 
 
 

by BENEDICT BROOK

Bingham Cup players from the globe's gay rugby clubs ruminate on the top teams, Aussie wildlife and if Sydney blokes really are the fittest.

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by JONATHAN WILLIAMSON

"Years before gay players broke down barriers in the NBA and NFL, a squadron of New Yorkers demanded acceptance in the most rough-and-tumble sport of all."

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by Harry Hurt III

Intrepid reporter Harry Hurt III visits the Gotham Knights rugby football club and discovers that wearing skimpy-ish shorts and chasing after balls is quite the exciting thing to do.

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by ADVOCATE.COM EDITORS

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