Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: LGBTI sports

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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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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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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Scottish football club boss backs LGBTI inclusivity

Annan Football Club proudly wears Rainbow Laces

Annan Athletic Football Club Chairman, Henry McClelland, has confirmed his support for greater inclusivity within Scottish football. Not only is he and the club backing Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, they are taking concrete steps to promote and educate towards diversity. Speaking to KaleidoScot the coach kicked off by explaining why Annan Athletic were supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. “The message ...

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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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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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