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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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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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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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Scottish LGBT Sports Charter launched today


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

The victorious Saltire Thistle team

  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


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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How to build an inclusive football club

Dan Twist

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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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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