Government kicks off consultation to help strengthen sport across the country

Consultation to ensure public funding goes to organisations that can get more people participating. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has today launched a wide-ranging public consultation on sport in the UK. The government wants to hear from interested groups and the public – people who are involved in sport and people who aren’t – on what more can be done to …

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FAN GROUPS APPEAL TO FOOTBALL’S GOVERNORS TO END SCOURGE OF HOMOPHOBIA

Fans are calling for a radical plan of action and investment in football to put an end to homophobic abuse which is still rife in the UK game. Members of Pride In Football – a new alliance of LGBT football fan groups – have experienced homophobia at UK football grounds or know others who have. In the last month alone: …

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First Fare and FvH IDAHOT grants awarded to groups in Europe, Africa and Central America

Ten groups in Europe, Africa and Central America have been awarded a €400 grant to run anti-discrimination activities and celebrate diversity in football as part of the Fare and Football v Homophobia (FvH) small grants programme for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May. The ten grants programme will fund activities such as football tournaments, …

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Pride Sports signs first Ambassador

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Today, Pride Sports, the LGBT sports development and equity organisation signed its first ever ambassador. Lancashire Women’s Cricket Captain, Jasmine Titmuss, has taken up the role and hopes to be one of a number of performance athletes to support the organisation going forward. Jasmine first came across Pride Sports last year when she worked with the organisation on their annual …

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Women in Football event

Women in Football invite you to help celebrate LGBT History Month – 19 February 2015 Date: Thursday 19th February 2015
Time: 8pm to 11pm Venue: Council Chambers, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, Upper Regent Street, London, W1A 1AA Women in Football would like to invite you to the BBC Broadcasting House to help celebrate LGBT History month. The evening will bring …

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CAAWS LAUNCHES LEADING THE WAY

September 30, 2014 – CAAWS, along with its partners AthletesCAN and Coaches of Canada, launched Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches.  This resource is designed for use primarily by coaches, and highlights current lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), and two-spirited (LGBT) issues taking place in Canadian sport from the playground to the podium, and provides best practices for …

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Sheffield Eagles wear anti-homophobia slogan on their match strip

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Sheffield Eagles made history this weekend when they became the first professional sports team to wear an anti-homophobia slogan on their match strip, Sunday 13 March at Brammall Lane, Sheffield. The specially commissioned kit sees the message “Homophobia: Tackle it!” printed on the chest and the Eagles decision to make Sunday’s game against the Widnes Vikings a chance to push …

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First UK Trans Action Group for Sport (TAGS)

This week saw Pride Sports play host to the first UK Trans Action Group for Sport (TAGS). The group which included trans sportspeople, fans, journalists and other professionals working within sport met in Manchester to pool their expertise and begin the process of looking at meaningful change for inclusion of trans people in sport in the UK. Delia Johnston, of …

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Sporting stars show their support for UK’s first LGBT Rugby League club

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Manchester Canalsiders have received support from some of the most high-profile sports stars in the UK, including Gareth Thomas and Ben Cohen, as they prepare for the club’s official launch on Sunday February 24. To coincide with the end of International LGBT awareness month, the Canalsiders, the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Rugby League club in the …

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Pride Sports and Football v Homophobia

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Pride Sports is delighted to be managing the Football v Homophobia initiative. Football v Homophobia is an international initiative opposing homophobia in football at all levels – from grassroots to professional clubs. We want football to take a clear stand against homophobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination …

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