Tuesday , 20 August 2019


History made with all-Scottish GFSN Cup Final


Two Scottish teams will meet in the final of the GFSN Cup – for the first time in its history. The Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) has run a national, UK-wide league since 2002, and introduced the cup in 2006. Edinburgh-based Hotscots secured their place in the final with a 5-1 home win against London Falcons last month. Glasgow’s Saltire ...

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Rangers director in gay tweet controversy


  Accordingly to the BBC, a newly appointed Rangers director is under investigation for apparently tweeting a cartoon of the prophet Mohamed engaging in an explicit homosexual act. The tweet was sent from Chris Graham’s Twitter account in reply to a message posted on the social media website by radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on the day of the Charlie ...

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Scottish swimmer vying to be LGBT Sports Personality of the Year

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

A successful Scottish swimmer is in the running to be crowned LGBT Sports Personality of the Year. Martin Cremin, 23, who competed in the 1500m freestyle at the Commonweralth Games for team Scotland, has been nominated for the British-wide award alongside Nicola Adams, Thomas Hitzelsperger and Tom Daley. Cremin, a former Scottish champion, retired from swimming after the Games and ...

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Edinburgh to host gay friendly football tournament


HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT football team, are holding their annual Love Football 5-a-side tournament in Edinburgh on St. Valentines’ Day. The matches will be held at the World of Football, Newmarket Road, Edinburgh and will run from 1pm to 4pm. HotScots FC organises the tournament each year to promote diversity and inclusion within football. The club also hopes to use ...

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Scottish football club boss backs LGBTI inclusivity

Annan Football Club proudly wears Rainbow Laces

Annan Athletic Football Club Chairman, Henry McClelland, has confirmed his support for greater inclusivity within Scottish football. Not only is he and the club backing Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, they are taking concrete steps to promote and educate towards diversity. Speaking to KaleidoScot the coach kicked off by explaining why Annan Athletic were supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. “The message ...

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Airdrieonians FC support Rainbow Laces campaign


Scottish League One club Airdrieonians have confirmed their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. In spite of media reports suggesting that there was little interest in Scottish football for wearing the laces last year, Airdrieonians players were not only involved but ran a supportive piece in the matchday programme. Additional coloured laces were also obtained for their under-20s team, members ...

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Inspirational message from champion swimmer

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

Martin Cremin, former Scottish and French swimming champion, talks exclusively to KaleidoScot about his retirement from the sport and what the Commonwealth Games did for Glasgow, telling us he wants to encourage others to get involved in sport in his inspirational message. “I really wanted to talk out to end any perception that as a gay person you cant participate ...

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Mackay apology – homophobic “banter” never acceptable


Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages of a sexist, racist and homophobic nature. Mackay, who played for Queen’s Park and Celtic and won five Scotland caps, and former Cardiff City head of recruitment Iain Moody were alleged to have exchanged a string of offensive text messages by their former employer. The allegations came to ...

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Lesbian tennis coach Amélie Mauresmo is one of just three top women


Nearly five months after Ivan Lendl chose to step back, Scots tennis star Andy Murray says things are going well with new coach Amélie Mauresmo. The lesbian former women’s world number one and double Grand Slam winner is one of only three women coaching top level professionals in the men’s game. Murray, who was originally taught tennis by his mother, ...

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