Friday , 15 November 2019

Sport

Volunteers required for OUTRun

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The organisers of OUTRun – the five mile race being organised to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport – are looking for volunteers to make the event a success. Glasgow Frontrunners, the running club behind OUTRun, would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping at the event, which takes place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Saturday ...

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Joining club “completely changed” LGBTI runners’ lives

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Sport has historically played a significant role in society, giving groups the opportunity to creatively express themselves, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and serving as a focal point for community development. There can be no escaping the benefits of being actively involved in sport – from health and social aspects to developing skills and discipline. In recent years, Scotland has ...

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Are you up for OUTrun?

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LGBT+ running club Glasgow Frontrunners will be hosting their own 5-mile road race to mark the club’s fifth birthday. The event will take place on 22nd August, coinciding with the start of Pride Glasgow. The race, known as OUTrun, will be is a 5-mile timed running event in one of Glasgow’s best-loved ‘dear green places’ – Kelvingrove Park. The route ...

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What’s the future for LGBTI sports groups?

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Scotland has been highlighted as the most progressive country in Europe for LGBTI rights and inclusion; as legislative progress and cultural changes are made in Scotland is it possible that in future LGBTI-specific sports groups will not need to exist? This was a question considered at an”Out and Integrated” event on Wednesday evening, hosted by LGBTI networking group SWAN and ...

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European success “only the beginning” for Thebans

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Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s national rugby team for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and their allies, have been crowned runners-up in the ‘Silver Plate’ final of the Union Cup, Europe’s biennial LGBTI championships. Fresh from this success, Thebans are now setting their sights on victory at the 2016 Bingham Cup, the World championships taking place in Nashville, ...

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Scottish LGBT Sports Charter launched today

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A new charter that aims to increase gay and transgender people’s participation in sport has been launched today. Scottish charity, Equality Network, who developed the 20-page document is seeking support from sports clubs and governing bodies to back the charter and tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in Scotland. The charity extends the call for everyone in sport to endorse the charter, including ...

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Saltire Thistle complete historic double with GFSN Cup win

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  Saltire Thistle completed a historic league and cup double with a narrow 1-0 win over Scottish rivals HotScots FC. Having already won the GFSN First Division title, Thistle lifted the GFSN for the first time in their history following a tense all-Scottish final. In front of a sizeable support at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park, the teams emerged from the tunnel ...

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GFSN Cup Final date and venue confirmed

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Scotland’s two leading gay friendly football teams Hotscots FC (Edinburgh) and Saltire Thistle FC (Glasgow) will meet in the GFSN Cup Final, which has now been confirmed will be played on Sunday 3rd May with a 2pm kick-off. The game will be played at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Stadium. The mouthwatering tie was confirmed following the Edinburgh club’s victory over Newcastle Falcons, ...

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Gay Scottish wrestler attacks homophobic trolls

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A professional Scottish wrestler has hit out at homophobic trolls, as well as homophobia in sport more generally, reports the Daily Mirror. Christopher Saynt, aged 22, from Clydebank, has competed in over a hundred professional matches but has been targeted with vile abuse on several occasions on account of his sexual orientation. He has suggested that other gay wrestlers may ...

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How to build an inclusive football club

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Dan Twist is the LGBTI Officer for Glasgow-based gay-friendly football club Saltire Thistle. Speaking exclusively to KaleidoScot, Dan tells us his vision for creating an inclusive club, explains why even gay teams need a committed LGBTI Officer and shares his optimism for the longer-term success in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) league. KaleidoScot: What’s so special about Saltire Thistle? ...

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