Friday , 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: sport

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


  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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LGBT football teams urge action from Scottish clubs


  Scottish LGBT friendly football clubs Saltire Thistle FC and Hotscots FC have used the final day of the Football vs Homophobia Campaign and LGBT History Month to urge Scottish football to do more to encourage LGBT participation in football and to create a safe environment for LGBT fans and players. Both clubs, who compete in the UK-wide Gay Football ...

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Aberdeen FC establish LGBT fans group


  Aberdeen FC have become the first Scottish football club to set up an official LGBT supporters’ group. The new group, which is known as Proud Dons, was launched yesterday by former club captain Russell Anderson and the Rev Scott Rennie, an Aberdeen supporter and the minister of the city’s Queen’s Cross Church. The initiative has come about as part ...

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New transgender swimming club launched


    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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Glasgow Frontrunners to host Rainbow Run


  A Glasgow-based LGBTI running club is to host its “Rainbow Run” later this month, To celebrate this year’s LGBT History Month, Glasgow FrontRunners are hosting their annual Rainbow Run on Sunday 21st February. Participants should meet at the Arc: Health and Fitness (Caledonian University) on Cowcaddens Road for an 11am start. The run is open to people of all ...

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Are you up for the couch to 5K challenge?


  Glasgow FrontRunners, the city’s LGBTI running club, is set to run a new beginner’s programme. The club, which is the largest LGBTI sports club in Scotland, is introducing the programme – known as Couch to 5K (C25K) – in a bid to entice more people into the sport.  Running is a great way to get fit, it’s cheap (compared ...

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New LGBT-friendly rugby club founded in Glasgow


  A new LGBT-inclusive rugby club has been founded, with the aim of “fighting for equality, diversity and comfort in team sports”. Glasgow Alphas have been in training since October and aspire to become an established club in the West of Scotland. Alphas hope to not only become an inclusive club, but also to be part of a network of ...

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Knockout success!


  A taster session run by a new Scottish LGBTI boxing club proved so successful that the club is hosting a further session in December. Knockout Boxing Club held its initial training session on 28th November, inviting boxers of all abilities to come along and try out what for many might be a completely new experience. This club is seeking ...

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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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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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