OVER 60 EVENTS AS FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT RETURNS FOR 2019 – Pink Saltire

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Scotland’s annual queer sports activities competition is again with a much bigger and higher vary of occasions than ever earlier than!

Over 60 occasions are deliberate everywhere in the nation for LEAP Sports activities ‘Competition Fortnight’, with one thing for everybody to take pleasure in from 17th to 30th June, and the total programme is out now.

The intention of the competition is to make sure everybody feels snug to be their genuine self within the sport they play, providing an opportunity to breakdown dangerous stereotypes which can forestall some LGBT+ folks being out in sport or from participating in any respect.

A latest survey of over 5,500 LGBT folks throughout Europe confirmed that 9 out of 10 folks felt homophobia and transphobia was an issue in sport.  The competition provides a variety of sporting, cultural, tutorial, social and leisure actions to take pleasure in, with greater than 1,000 members throughout 2018.

Sirri Topping of competition organisers, LEAP Sports activities Scotland, advised us:

Competition Fortnight is essential in breaking down limitations for LGBTI folks in sport, alongside our wonderful companions, we imagine we’ve got created an thrilling programme of occasions which does simply that. Nonetheless, the goals of the competition will solely be realised if folks learn about it and participate. For that reason, we’re calling on the general public to unfold the phrase and become involved!”

Occasions already confirmed within the 2019 programme embody a contact rugby session with the brand new Aberdeen Taexali workforce, a taster session from Perth Parrots new ground ball squad and even an LGBTI pool celebration for younger folks in Falkirk!

You possibly can comply with all the newest from Competition Fortnight by trying out the LEAP Sports activities Fb or Twitter pages right here, or by emailing data@leapsports.org at this time.

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