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BRIGHT FUTURE CHARTERED FOR WALES LGBT SPORTING COMMUNITY

Key figures across Wales’ sporting community are today celebrating a major step forward in making sport welcoming, safe and free from discrimination as a charter is launched to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The charter – today endorsed by Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths on the steps of the Senedd […]

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BrewDog creates first ever protest beer

Hello My Name is Vladimir mocks Putin’s discriminatory legislation ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog has today launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a craft beer apparently ‘not for gays’ that carries an image of the Russian premier wearing make up on the label. The ale is the world’s first […]

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Nicola Adam’s Commonwealth dream still alive after pivotal vote

Open lesbian boxer Nicola Adams has seen her chance of taking part in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been saved after the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) agreed to accept reforms imposed on it by the world governing body AIBA. If the ABAE had refused to accept the proposals, then Nicola would […]

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Rising to the sporting challenge

Like language, art and music, sport is present throughout all of modern society. Innate within us is the call to pit our skills against other humans and to look adoringly upon those who prove themselves to be better than the rest. But in this world of perfection and macho strength, gays and lesbians have found […]

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Huge Dance Programme launched for Rugby League World Cup 2013

More than 3,000 dancers are being recruited to take part in spectacular celebrations across the UK for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The dancers will be led and inspired by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, who was part of the team who delivered the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and one of the country’s most exciting young choreographers, James […]

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Rainbow laces sent to all professional footballers in the UK

Stonewall today teams up with leading bookmaker Paddy Power to challenge players to show their support for gay footballers by wearing rainbow coloured boot laces. The laces have been distributed to every footballer across all 134 professional clubs in the UK. Each player is asked to wear the special laces in their club fixtures on […]

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Warnings over World Cup equality

The executive director of Football Against Racism Europe, Piara Powar, has called on Fifa to deal with the issue of homosexuality in the next world cup. A task force from Fifa will meet of Thursday and the homosexuality is expected to be on the agenda. The 1922 World Cup is due to be held in […]

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RFL equality and diversity champion receives MBE

The sterling work done by RFL Equality and Diversity Manager Sarah Williams has been recognised by the awarding of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Since her appointment in November 2007, Williams has helped Rugby League become the most proactive governing body in UK sport on issues such as race, sexuality, gender, disability, […]

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Homophobia in football debate hits the headlines again

The fight against homophobia in football has hit the headlines again after it was revealed at least eight professional players are gay but won’t come out due to fear of a backlash from fans. The headlines come after the first ever current professional in a major US sporting team came out last week. Gay campaigners […]

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Exeter City FC says ‘no’ to homophobia

  Exeter City FC will be saying ‘no’ to homophobia this Friday (15 February) at their evening match at home against Accrington Stanley (kick off 7.45pm).  The game is the club’s annual designated ‘Football v Homophobia’ match. Backed by the Supporters’ Trust, City’s One Game One Community group is once again teaming up with the Devon […]

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First Irish Gay Marriages by autumn

Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage and already, there is talk of the first unions taking place […]

Trade Unions to lead Birmingham Pride Parade

The 2015 Birmingham Pride Parade will be led by the original members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), […]

Facebook launches ‘I’m a Voter’ button ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum on Friday, Facebook today announces that the ‘I’m a Voter’ button will appear in […]

The Open University recognised for its ‘outstanding’ impact on diversity

The Open University has received two Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015 – Diverse Education Company and Diversity Champion for […]

Marking IDAHOT at the National Assembly for Wales

By Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the […]

Victim Support – proudly supporting IDAHOT

Victim Support is one of the many businesses across the country that are proud to mark IDAHOT. The charity also […]