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Football ace hits out an online homophobia

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A high profile footballer has revealed she has suffered online homophobic abuse and has called for respect and understanding.   Jess Fishlock, who played for Glasgow City in 2013 and has won 87 international caps for Wales, opened up while speaking to the BBC’s Staffan Garrero  about her eventful sporting career and the challenges she has experienced because of her ...

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New football league aims to challenge homophobia

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A new football league has been founded with the aim of creating a safe environment free from racism, sectarianism and homophobia. The Glasgow Community and Cooperative League, whose first round of fixtures were played earlier this month, was established to allow “sides from across west central Scotland to take part regardless of age or ability, but more importantly, regardless of ...

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Ross County reach out to LGBT group

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  Scottish Premiership club Ross County is seeking to help tackle homophobia by reaching out to local LGBT people. County, currently sitting fourth in the league, take on bottom placed Partick Thistle at Victoria Park tomorrow – and have invited members of a local LGBT youth group at attend. The club hopes that, by reaching out to Pillar –  an ...

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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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LGBTI Award-nominated football clubs to meet in league clash

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  Two award-nominated football clubs are to meet in a league match tomorrow. United Glasgow FC and Saltire Thistle have both been shortlisted for the Sport Award in the Equality Network’s inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards. Both clubs have been recognised for the work they have consistently done in the last few seasons to challenge prejudice and champion inclusion. Saltire Thistle ...

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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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Volunteers required for OUTRun

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The organisers of OUTRun – the five mile race being organised to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport – are looking for volunteers to make the event a success. Glasgow Frontrunners, the running club behind OUTRun, would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping at the event, which takes place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Saturday ...

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Joining club “completely changed” LGBTI runners’ lives

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Sport has historically played a significant role in society, giving groups the opportunity to creatively express themselves, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and serving as a focal point for community development. There can be no escaping the benefits of being actively involved in sport – from health and social aspects to developing skills and discipline. In recent years, Scotland has ...

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Are you up for OUTrun?

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LGBT+ running club Glasgow Frontrunners will be hosting their own 5-mile road race to mark the club’s fifth birthday. The event will take place on 22nd August, coinciding with the start of Pride Glasgow. The race, known as OUTrun, will be is a 5-mile timed running event in one of Glasgow’s best-loved ‘dear green places’ – Kelvingrove Park. The route ...

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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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