Wednesday , 22 January 2020

Tag Archives: LEAP Sports

Pride House launches fundraising campaign

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  Pride House Glasgow, which is due to take place during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 9th – 16th July, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign. Pride Houses are pop up spaces at global sporting events that create a space for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to engage with and celebrate the event, to ...

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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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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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Get Ready to Rumble – New LGBT boxing club formed

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  A new LGBT boxing club has been set up in Glasgow, and is looking for members. Knockout, which is the first LGBT boxing club in Scotland, is looking to emulate the success of other LGBT-friendly sports clubs and has already generated a fair amount of interest. The club is holding its first training session at Partick’s ABC Club on ...

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LGBT Youth go extra mile for equality

The Scottish Equality Run will take place on Sunday 6th September

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people are preparing to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers will join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spearheading both a 5k ...

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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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Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run

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A new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run. The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances. Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing ...

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What’s the future for LGBTI sports groups?

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Scotland has been highlighted as the most progressive country in Europe for LGBTI rights and inclusion; as legislative progress and cultural changes are made in Scotland is it possible that in future LGBTI-specific sports groups will not need to exist? This was a question considered at an”Out and Integrated” event on Wednesday evening, hosted by LGBTI networking group SWAN and ...

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SNP to hold “largest ever” LGBTI conference

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The SNP is set to host the largest ever LGBTI conference organised by a political party anywhere in the UK. The party’s LGBTI membership wing, ‘Out for Independence’, is hosting the one day event at Glasgow’s Caledonian University where the conference will be opened by First Minister and party leader, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. The party’s depute leader, Stewart Hosie MP, ...

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