Trans Active: “We can really make it a celebratory space rather than one that’s awkward.”

There seems to be an ever-rising wave of abuse targeted at the transgender community, and sport is not immune. As human rights come under threat and the ability to exist in peace gets "debated" with increasing vitriol, bans have come into place to prevent trans people taking part in sport. In the US, laws have …

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Robyn Love: “I didn’t want people to see a difference. I wanted them to see me as better.”

Robyn Love is no stranger to creating social media storms. When the Paralympian in wheelchair basketball announced her engagement to teammate Laurie Williams back in February 2020, the post went viral and the pair were featured on a number of international news outlets. Fast forward two-and-a-half years to this week, and there was another reason …

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Pride of the Terraces featured in UnDividing Lines 16

Pride of the Terraces contributes to a couple of other LGBTQIA+ publications around the UK. Already this year you may have come across articles in Fyne Times or Scene Alba from POTT to give a sporting perspective on LGBTQIA+ issues, but now the ante has well and truly been upped. For the first time, someone …

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Extra Time 6 with Pride of the Terraces

A common idea when discussing progress for the LGBTQIA+ community is that things are changing generation by generation. There is definitely evidence to suggest young people are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than before, despite the also increasing levels of anti-trans sentiment in particular across various different outlets. That is a sign of the …

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Duncan Petrie: “We don’t like to call ourselves an LGBT+ team, we are an inclusive team, and anyone is welcome to join.”

Duncan Petrie had always wanted to play rugby, he just never saw the opportunity to actually go and do it. That is a perspective that many people within the LGBT+ community may relate to, but in Petrie's case it was as much to do with location as it was his sexuality. Growing up in Alford, …

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