Tuesday , 18 January 2022


Saltire Thistle to host fundraising night


  Scottish gay-friendly football club Saltire Thistle will be hosting a fundraising night on Saturday 14th November. The Glasgow-based Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) League champions will be holding the race night event to coincide with the opening game of the new GFSN season in which they will seek to defend their historic league and cup double. Thistle finished the ...

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Record numbers attend Europe’s largest annual LGBTI rugby event


  A record number of players and supporters will descend on Edinburgh this weekend, as Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading rugby team for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and their allies, host their 12th annual “Rugby Clinic” in association with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU). Taking place at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium, the Rugby Clinic will bring together ...

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Football ace: fans prevent players coming out

Jermaine Jenas

A former Premiership footballer has claimed that gay players are being prevented from “coming out” by fans, rather than because of the attitudes of fellow footballers.   Former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas, writing for Yahoo News following media speculation that some footballers may be set to “come out”, said that he is sure there are ...

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Football ace hits out an online homophobia


A high profile footballer has revealed she has suffered online homophobic abuse and has called for respect and understanding.   Jess Fishlock, who played for Glasgow City in 2013 and has won 87 international caps for Wales, opened up while speaking to the BBC’s Staffan Garrero  about her eventful sporting career and the challenges she has experienced because of her ...

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Scottish swimming champion announced as LEAP Sports patron


  Team Scotland 2014 Swimmer Martin Cremin has been announced as patron of an award winning sports charity. LEAP Sports Scotland – which works to remove the barriers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people often experience in accessing, participating, and excelling in sport  -has announced that the swimmer is to become the first official patron of the charity. As ...

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New football league aims to challenge homophobia


A new football league has been founded with the aim of creating a safe environment free from racism, sectarianism and homophobia. The Glasgow Community and Cooperative League, whose first round of fixtures were played earlier this month, was established to allow “sides from across west central Scotland to take part regardless of age or ability, but more importantly, regardless of ...

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Ross County reach out to LGBT group


  Scottish Premiership club Ross County is seeking to help tackle homophobia by reaching out to local LGBT people. County, currently sitting fourth in the league, take on bottom placed Partick Thistle at Victoria Park tomorrow – and have invited members of a local LGBT youth group at attend. The club hopes that, by reaching out to Pillar –  an ...

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LGBT Youth go extra mile for equality

The Scottish Equality Run will take place on Sunday 6th September

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people are preparing to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers will join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spearheading both a 5k ...

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LGBTI Award-nominated football clubs to meet in league clash


  Two award-nominated football clubs are to meet in a league match tomorrow. United Glasgow FC and Saltire Thistle have both been shortlisted for the Sport Award in the Equality Network’s inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards. Both clubs have been recognised for the work they have consistently done in the last few seasons to challenge prejudice and champion inclusion. Saltire Thistle ...

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Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run


A new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run. The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances. Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing ...

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