Sunday , 26 March 2017

Sport

What’s a nice girl like you doing with so much testosterone?

Caster Semenya by Citizen59

I was never sporty at school. I could run. I could always run. I did captain my “house” track and field team one year, and ran two legs of a 4X100 relay barefoot. I even played Rugby for a while; Rugby Union, that is, not the sad, ersatz variety commonly played by our southern neighbours. I expect that the decision ...

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Scottish Rugby signs up to LGBT Sports Charter

Scottish Rugby signs up to LGBT Sports Charter

Scottish Rugby yesterday signed up as the newest signatory to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter at the home of rugby in Scotland, BT Murrayfield. The Scottish LGBT Sports Charter was launched by the Equality Network, a Scottish LGBTI equality charity, and includes a set of five principles which aim remove the barriers to sport for LGBT people and tackle discrimination ...

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Glasgow bids for 2020 LGBTI Games

Glasgow is bidding to host the 2020 Euro Games

  Glasgow is set to bid to host the 2020 LGBTI Euro Games, which have been staged in various European countries since 1992 to show mutual respect, tolerance and support equality – as well as encouraging more LGBTI people to participate in sport. The Scottish city, which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth games and – more recently – the Homeless World ...

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Highland LGBT Forum and LEAP Sports Scotland in New Joint Initiative

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A leading Scottish LGBTI sports organisation, LEAP Sports Scotland, and the Highland LGBT Forum have come together in a new joint initiative following a successful bid to the Scottish Government’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. They will be setting up a one year project which will aim to reduce the social, geographic and identity isolation that LGBTI people in the Highlands ...

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Pride House launches fundraising campaign

Pride House volunteers

  Pride House Glasgow, which is due to take place during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 9th – 16th July, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign. Pride Houses are pop up spaces at global sporting events that create a space for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to engage with and celebrate the event, to ...

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Scottish rugby club triumph at LGBTI World Championships

Caledonian Thebans

Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading inclusive rugby club, have won the Hoagland Cup at the Bingham Cup championships 2016 – the biennial World Championships for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rugby clubs – which took place in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend. The Thebans fought 15 teams to be crowned champions of Group B in the competition, recording 6 ...

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Edinburgh rugby club heads to LGBTI World Championships

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  Next week Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading inclusive rugby club, will fly to the United States to represent Scotland at Bingham Cup 2016 – the biennial the biennial World Championships for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rugby clubs, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. From Scotland’s capital city, long referred to as “The Athens of the North”, the ...

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HotScots FC “proud” after successful season

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Edinburgh-based LGBT football team HotScots FC have been reflecting on a successful season in which they finished second in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network top division and lifted the Northern Cup. Promoted from the second division last season, HotScots recent win over London Romans rounded off a triumphant return to the GFSN top flight – their runners-up spot being all ...

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Scottish LGBTI boxing club introduces new session

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Scotland’s only LGBTI boxing club is now offering a Friday session. Knockout Boxing Club, which was formed last year, have decided to introduce the Friday evening bout following a number of enquiries from interested people who are unable to attend on Saturday mornings. The club will be offering the next session on Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm onwards, at the ...

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

Pride House Glasgow

The successful Pride House project which took place in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 has been confirmed as making a return during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July. The project will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports Scotland, who organised the 2014 project, and Unity Enterprise. It will be based ...

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