Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Tag Archives: Hugh Torrance

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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Highland LGBT Forum and LEAP Sports Scotland in New Joint Initiative

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A leading Scottish LGBTI sports organisation, LEAP Sports Scotland, and the Highland LGBT Forum have come together in a new joint initiative following a successful bid to the Scottish Government’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. They will be setting up a one year project which will aim to reduce the social, geographic and identity isolation that LGBTI people in the Highlands ...

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

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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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Glasgow hosts European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation General Assembly

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  For the first time in its 28 year history, the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) congregated in Scotland this week for its annual full members’ meeting. There were updates from the organisers of EuroGames Helsinki 2016, World Out Games Miami 2017, and Gay Games Paris 2018. Amongst the many decisions taken during the Assembly was that the ...

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“Let Me Be Brave” pro-inclusion film launched in Glasgow

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  A new ground-breaking film has been launched in Glasgow today, promoting transgender inclusion in sport. The short film – entitled “Let Me Be Brave” – shares the stories of six transgender people who are active in community sports in Scotland. The launch took place at the Diverse Identities in Sport event, hosted by LEAP Sports Scotland, at which delegates ...

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New transgender swimming club launched

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    A new transgender swimming club has been established in Glasgow. The new club – named the Seahorses – has come about as a result of some collaborative work between LEAP Sports Scotland and community activists. LEAP Sports Scotland undertook a consultation last year in partnership with Glasgow Life, which sought to establish whether there was a need for ...

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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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Wadhwa wows at inaugural LGBTI Awards

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    An Indian-born trans woman and equality campaigner has been named Outstanding Campaigner of the Year at the inaugural LGBTI Awards in Glasgow. Mridul Wadhwa, who has been a leading advocate for equality and inclusivity within domestic abuse and rape crisis services, was honoured at the awards ceremony last night – which was organised and hosted by the Equality ...

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Senior churchman hits out at “transgender, non-gender specific world”

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

  A senior churchman has criticised what he calls today’s “transgender, non gender specific world”. In his “end of term report” the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev David Robertson, hit out at women’s sport and suggested that the “madness of the modern world” means that failing male sportspeople would simply “do a Bruce” and instead compete as ...

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