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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Ian Pearson: “Sport saved my life. I feel like I’ve been trying to give back ever since.”

As a tennis coach in Newcastle and chair of the United With Pride LGBT+ supporters' group, Ian Pearson has a range of experiences in sport. It was a saving grace for him in his younger years when struggling with his mental health, but he has turned that battle into a passion to strive to make sure things are better for future generations.

Laura Montgomery: “There were probably other people at the time that said it was arrogance. I think Cas and I genuinely believed we could do things better.”

Laura Montgomery is one of the co-founders of Glasgow City, the dominant side of women's football in Scotland. She rose from not being allowed to play as a child, to forming her own club, playing for and captaining them, and watching on as the club went from strength to strength domestically and in Europe.