Extra Time 3 with Pride of the Terraces

Trans inclusion in sport has come under a renewed microscope in 2020. World Rugby’s controversial stance that led to them implementing a ban on trans women taking part in the sport came in for serious criticism, with the RFU deciding not to adopt the policy and other nations conducting research in order to make a …

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Blair Hamilton: “The more trans is visible, the more it is socially acceptable.”

As a young child, Blair Hamilton hated football – making it quite ironic that for most of her life since then she has played it. Her father would take her to games and she would hate the noise of the crowd, but as she got older she began playing and fell in love with the …

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Amazin LeThi: “I’m far more successful now being who I am, standing in my truth, than I would have ever been if I hid.”

Amazin LeThi has a unique story in several different ways, but her latest challenge sees her enter a sporting world that even she never imagined she would be a part of. Born in Vietnam but growing up in Australia, the champion bodybuilder has always been used to being different. Being a young girl who enjoyed …

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Jessica Platt: “I didn’t have anyone that I felt like I needed to be, I didn’t have to put on a front anymore.”

Much like football is a way of life for many in the UK, ice hockey is a cultural institution in Canada. That was certainly the case for Jessica Platt, who grew up playing the sport – even to the point that she had an ice rink set up in her backyard. Really Platt competed in …

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Pride Active Conversations: “You can’t just step in there and say you’re a female and compete if you haven’t transitioned.”

It has been five weeks since LEAP Sports Scotland launched their Pride Active Conversations series, with special guests Philippa York, John Dickinson-Lilley, Beth Allen, Amy McDonald and Callum Skinner completing the line up for the first batch of interviews. Cyclist York, formerly the UK’s most successful athlete ever in the sport as Robert Millar, was …

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