Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Sport

Scottish couple in Gay Rugby World Cup bid Down Under

Robert (right) and Nathan hope for World Cup win

A gay couple from Scotland are bidding for Rugby World Cup glory ‘Down Under’ this August. Robert Forrester and his partner Nathan Colom, from Fife, will be joining a squad heading to Sydney, Australia for the Bingham Cup – the World Cup of Gay Rugby from 24th August.  The pair already play for Scottish rugby sensations Caledonian Thebans RFC and told ...

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Does sports education contribute to homophobia?

Homophobia in sports education

A new Australian research revealed that four out of five school students have experienced casual homophobia in Physical Education (PE) lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities directly contributing to depression and anxiety among victims. The research findings of the study by Melbourne’s Victoria University, in conjunction with Australian mental health charity Beyondblue ...

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Out gay diver Tom Daley wins Commonwealth gold

Tom Daley

Tom Daley has won gold in the men’s 10m platform final at Edinburgh, as part of the Commonwealth Games tonight. The 20-year-old from Plymouth won the gold medal, with an outstanding score of 516.55. According to the BBC, Daley performed a ‘demon dive’ – a back 2.5 somersault, 2.5 twist routine – and held the lead from the outset. An ...

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Gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham wins gold

matthew_mitcham

Fans of Tom Daley didn’t get the victory they were hoping for in yesterday’s Commonwealth Games synchronised dive event in Edinburgh – because he was pipped to the post by gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham. Mitcham, 26, has previously won gold at the Olympics with a record-breaking score. He took on the sychronised challenge with dive partner Domonic Bedggood, while ...

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Straight New Zealand boxer backs Scotland’s message of LGBTI equality

Bowyn Morgan backs Scotland's message of inclusivity and equality

Bowyn Morgan, a straight boxer from New Zealand told KaleidoScot he supports the message of inclusivity and tolerance of the Scottish Government during the Commonwealth Games. The 25 year-old boxer and dad from Christchurch said he “welcomes” the messages of inclusivity from First Minister Alex Salmond and the OneScotland campaign and was “happy to engage” on the matter. He said ...

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Tom Daley to do the double in Edinburgh

Tom Dealy

There’s no bigger star in diving than Plymouth’s Tom Daley, and today it was confirmed that Edinburgh fans will get a double dose of him at the Commonwealth Games.  The popular bisexual athlete, who was originally scheduled to compete in the solo 10m platform dive on Saturday, will now also be competing in the 10m synchronised event on Friday. Daley ...

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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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LGBTI rights highlighted in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a gay kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Out actor and musician John Barrowman embraced a male dancer, giving him a kiss during the Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Glasgow born celebrity and Doctor Who star kissed the dancer at a mock “Gretna Green” during ceremony, with an announcement was made: “Here’s for Equality in Scotland!” at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. The gay kiss ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI equality at the heart of the Commonwealth Games

Pride House Glasgow

The Scottish government is demonstrating its commitment for LGBTI equality and rights by funding Pride House, at the heart of Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In addition, during the duration of the Commonwealth Games, the rainbow flag will be flown from St Andrews House in Edinburgh. On Tuesday 22 July, Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison officially opened Pride House. A ...

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