Wednesday , 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: sport

European success “only the beginning” for Thebans

Calledonian Thebans RFC

Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s national rugby team for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and their allies, have been crowned runners-up in the ‘Silver Plate’ final of the Union Cup, Europe’s biennial LGBTI championships. Fresh from this success, Thebans are now setting their sights on victory at the 2016 Bingham Cup, the World championships taking place in Nashville, ...

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Saltire Thistle complete historic double with GFSN Cup win

The victorious Saltire Thistle team

  Saltire Thistle completed a historic league and cup double with a narrow 1-0 win over Scottish rivals HotScots FC. Having already won the GFSN First Division title, Thistle lifted the GFSN for the first time in their history following a tense all-Scottish final. In front of a sizeable support at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park, the teams emerged from the tunnel ...

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GFSN Cup Final date and venue confirmed


Scotland’s two leading gay friendly football teams Hotscots FC (Edinburgh) and Saltire Thistle FC (Glasgow) will meet in the GFSN Cup Final, which has now been confirmed will be played on Sunday 3rd May with a 2pm kick-off. The game will be played at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Stadium. The mouthwatering tie was confirmed following the Edinburgh club’s victory over Newcastle Falcons, ...

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Gay Scottish wrestler attacks homophobic trolls


A professional Scottish wrestler has hit out at homophobic trolls, as well as homophobia in sport more generally, reports the Daily Mirror. Christopher Saynt, aged 22, from Clydebank, has competed in over a hundred professional matches but has been targeted with vile abuse on several occasions on account of his sexual orientation. He has suggested that other gay wrestlers may ...

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How to build an inclusive football club

Dan Twist

Dan Twist is the LGBTI Officer for Glasgow-based gay-friendly football club Saltire Thistle. Speaking exclusively to KaleidoScot, Dan tells us his vision for creating an inclusive club, explains why even gay teams need a committed LGBTI Officer and shares his optimism for the longer-term success in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) league. KaleidoScot: What’s so special about Saltire Thistle? ...

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Scottish swimmer vying to be LGBT Sports Personality of the Year

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

A successful Scottish swimmer is in the running to be crowned LGBT Sports Personality of the Year. Martin Cremin, 23, who competed in the 1500m freestyle at the Commonweralth Games for team Scotland, has been nominated for the British-wide award alongside Nicola Adams, Thomas Hitzelsperger and Tom Daley. Cremin, a former Scottish champion, retired from swimming after the Games and ...

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Edinburgh to host gay friendly football tournament


HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT football team, are holding their annual Love Football 5-a-side tournament in Edinburgh on St. Valentines’ Day. The matches will be held at the World of Football, Newmarket Road, Edinburgh and will run from 1pm to 4pm. HotScots FC organises the tournament each year to promote diversity and inclusion within football. The club also hopes to use ...

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Mackay apology – homophobic “banter” never acceptable


Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages of a sexist, racist and homophobic nature. Mackay, who played for Queen’s Park and Celtic and won five Scotland caps, and former Cardiff City head of recruitment Iain Moody were alleged to have exchanged a string of offensive text messages by their former employer. The allegations came to ...

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Does sports education contribute to homophobia?

Homophobia in sports education

A new Australian research revealed that four out of five school students have experienced casual homophobia in Physical Education (PE) lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities directly contributing to depression and anxiety among victims. The research findings of the study by Melbourne’s Victoria University, in conjunction with Australian mental health charity Beyondblue ...

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