Friday , 22 February 2019

Sport

LGBTI boxing club announces new training dates

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  A recently-formed LGBTI boxing club has announced further dates for training sessions. Glasgow-based Knockout Boxing Club, which held its first session in November, has confirmed it will be hosting four further sessions on the first and third Saturdays of the next two months. The first bouts of each month – to be held on Saturday 6th February and Saturday ...

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Are you up for the couch to 5K challenge?

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  Glasgow FrontRunners, the city’s LGBTI running club, is set to run a new beginner’s programme. The club, which is the largest LGBTI sports club in Scotland, is introducing the programme – known as Couch to 5K (C25K) – in a bid to entice more people into the sport.  Running is a great way to get fit, it’s cheap (compared ...

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Ayr Cricket Club Accused of Homophobia

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  Ayr Cricket Club was accused of homophobia yesterday after its Twitter account made a joke involving meteorologist Sean Batty and Scottish international cricketer Majid Haq. After Majid Haq had posted a tweet to the STV weather presenter about the unseasonally warm weather, the Cricket Club replied “Big lad stop hanging out the back of Batty! Just ask him…#loser”. The ...

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SPOTY: Murray wins amid Fury furore

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    Scottish tennis star Andy Murray was confirmed as the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year last night. The decision was perhaps unsurprising, given the former Wimbledon winner’s popularity and his success in helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Murray’s SPOTY victory was his second – having previously won the accolade in ...

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New LGBT-friendly rugby club founded in Glasgow

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  A new LGBT-inclusive rugby club has been founded, with the aim of “fighting for equality, diversity and comfort in team sports”. Glasgow Alphas have been in training since October and aspire to become an established club in the West of Scotland. Alphas hope to not only become an inclusive club, but also to be part of a network of ...

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Fury over Freedom of Speech

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That Voltaire didn’t write “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” does not take away the power of those words. In any society that claims to be democratic, freedom of speech has to be the default position. But what about words that express hate of others or want to deny ...

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Knockout success!

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  A taster session run by a new Scottish LGBTI boxing club proved so successful that the club is hosting a further session in December. Knockout Boxing Club held its initial training session on 28th November, inviting boxers of all abilities to come along and try out what for many might be a completely new experience. This club is seeking ...

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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out

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  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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Get Ready to Rumble – New LGBT boxing club formed

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  A new LGBT boxing club has been set up in Glasgow, and is looking for members. Knockout, which is the first LGBT boxing club in Scotland, is looking to emulate the success of other LGBT-friendly sports clubs and has already generated a fair amount of interest. The club is holding its first training session at Partick’s ABC Club on ...

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Premier League boss: time is right for a gay footballer to come out

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  At the end of October reports from the Daily Mirror, suggesting that that two top players were set to come out as gay with support from their clubs, hit the headlines causing furore and speculations of who those players might be. This week, on an interview with BBC NewsNight aired last Wednesday, Premier League chief Richard Scudamore re-ignited the ...

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