Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Tag Archives: LEAP Sports Scotland

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

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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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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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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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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Pride House Glasgow wins Stonewall UK Award

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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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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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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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