Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Tag Archives: Commonwealth Games

Glasgow bids for 2020 LGBTI Games

Glasgow is bidding to host the 2020 Euro Games

  Glasgow is set to bid to host the 2020 LGBTI Euro Games, which have been staged in various European countries since 1992 to show mutual respect, tolerance and support equality – as well as encouraging more LGBTI people to participate in sport. The Scottish city, which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth games and – more recently – the Homeless World ...

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

Pride House Glasgow

The successful Pride House project which took place in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 has been confirmed as making a return during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July. The project will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports Scotland, who organised the 2014 project, and Unity Enterprise. It will be based ...

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Scottish swimming champion announced as LEAP Sports patron

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  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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KaleidoScot is one year old

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It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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Scottish Green Party endorses LGBTI rights of English Greens

Scottish Greens

  The Scottish Green Party pledged to endorse the LGBTI rights policies of the Green Party of England and Wales‘ manifesto. The Scottish Green Party manifesto, launched on 30 March, focuses on three key themes – to end poverty; to keep public services in public hands and to give more power to local communities, mentioning only in passing LGBTI rights. The Scottish Greens are ...

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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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A S.Q.I.F.F.ingly good film festival

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Despite last Saturday’s miserable weather, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (S.Q.I.F.F.) was warmly welcomed by the audience that filled the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, in Edinburgh’s Southside. Festival hosts, filmmakers Fox Foster, Lucy Elliott-Holmes and Annabel Cooper, did a superb job of organising and running two vibrant and highly enlightening events. The first event was a basic and fun, ...

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Pride House Glasgow wins Stonewall UK Award

Julian Clary, Frazer Robertson, Hugh Torrance, Ruth Hunt

LEAP Sports Scotland has scooped the ‘Sports Award’ at the Stonewall UK Awards 2014 for this year’s acclaimed ‘Pride House Glasgow’ project. At a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Thursday evening, Pride House found itself up against Casey Stoney, Michael Sam, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Stonewall FC Football Club. Stonewall Chief Executive Ruth Hunt, and the legendary Julian ...

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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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