The very first high-profile rugby player to ever come out to the public as gay is former australian international ian roberts. A second-row forward, roberts was born in london in 1965 and moved to australia two years later where he would become one of the most respected rugby league players in the countrys history. the kings cross steelers is the worlds first gay rugby team, started in london in 1995. The kings cross steelers were the worlds first gay rugby team in 1995 and are a full member of the english rugby football union. (association and board) an organisation of member clubs of primarily gay and inclusive rugby clubs. London, e15 3bp, england, united kingdom (charity number 1154241). International gay rugby (igr), formerly known as the international gay rugby association and board (igrab), is the umbrella organisation for the worlds gay and inclusive rugby clubs. being gay and playing sport doesnt usually mix - especially one as tough as rugby, right? Wrong. Steelers is a confronting and emotional, yet heartwarming story about the worlds first gay. Fernando ferreira was marching in saturdays pride in london parade when he began an emotional proposal to his partner greg woodford. Ferreira was taking part in the procession with kings cross steelers rfc, which was founded in 1995 as the first ever gay inclusive rugby club. In the video, the team looks like theyre going to perform a line-out, but at the last moment, fernando walks up. London, england, uk 1st november, 6 gay men meet at the central station pub in the kings cross area of north london and agree to form a rugby club for gay and bisexual men. Londons newest and fastest growing gay & inclusive rugby club. Players of all abilities and genders welcome - from complete newbies to experienced players, we can cater for you.