Monday , 24 June 2019

Sport

Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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Scottish Premiership footballer charged with aggravated breach of the peace

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle footballer Josh Meekings has been charged with breach of peace allegedly aggravated by sexual orientation prejudice. The 23 year old defender was represented in Inverness Sheriff Court last Thursday by solicitor Rory Gowans, but did not appear himself. His solicitor asked for the case to be continued without plea and was granted a four week deferral. Sheriff ...

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Glasgow hosts European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation General Assembly

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  For the first time in its 28 year history, the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) congregated in Scotland this week for its annual full members’ meeting. There were updates from the organisers of EuroGames Helsinki 2016, World Out Games Miami 2017, and Gay Games Paris 2018. Amongst the many decisions taken during the Assembly was that the ...

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Glasgow Rainbow Run “Best Yet”

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  A Glasgow-based LGBTI running club celebrated LGBT History Month with its most successful “Rainbow Run” to date. Glasgow Frontrunners organises a run annually along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, in which runners are allocated a different T-shirt colour to form a rainbow to contrast against the bleak winter sky. The most recent run was held on ...

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“Let Me Be Brave” pro-inclusion film launched in Glasgow

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  A new ground-breaking film has been launched in Glasgow today, promoting transgender inclusion in sport. The short film – entitled “Let Me Be Brave” – shares the stories of six transgender people who are active in community sports in Scotland. The launch took place at the Diverse Identities in Sport event, hosted by LEAP Sports Scotland, at which delegates ...

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LGBT football teams urge action from Scottish clubs

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  Scottish LGBT friendly football clubs Saltire Thistle FC and Hotscots FC have used the final day of the Football vs Homophobia Campaign and LGBT History Month to urge Scottish football to do more to encourage LGBT participation in football and to create a safe environment for LGBT fans and players. Both clubs, who compete in the UK-wide Gay Football ...

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Aberdeen FC establish LGBT fans group

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  Aberdeen FC have become the first Scottish football club to set up an official LGBT supporters’ group. The new group, which is known as Proud Dons, was launched yesterday by former club captain Russell Anderson and the Rev Scott Rennie, an Aberdeen supporter and the minister of the city’s Queen’s Cross Church. The initiative has come about as part ...

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New transgender swimming club launched

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    A new transgender swimming club has been established in Glasgow. The new club – named the Seahorses – has come about as a result of some collaborative work between LEAP Sports Scotland and community activists. LEAP Sports Scotland undertook a consultation last year in partnership with Glasgow Life, which sought to establish whether there was a need for ...

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Glasgow Frontrunners to host Rainbow Run

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  A Glasgow-based LGBTI running club is to host its “Rainbow Run” later this month, To celebrate this year’s LGBT History Month, Glasgow FrontRunners are hosting their annual Rainbow Run on Sunday 21st February. Participants should meet at the Arc: Health and Fitness (Caledonian University) on Cowcaddens Road for an 11am start. The run is open to people of all ...

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HotScots FC confirm new sponsors

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HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT-friendly football team, have this week announced a new club sponsorship deal. The Edinburgh-based club, who last year reached the final of the GFSN Cup, have confirmed their new sponsor is Planet Bar and Chalky’s Late Night Lounge. Chalky’s is one of the city’s leading gay-friendly clubs, while its sister establishment – the Planet Bar ...

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