Extra Time 5 with Pride of the Terraces

For many LGBT+ people, the stigma and stereotypes around sport are enough to put them off before ever getting the chance to take part themselves. Already in the current football season we have seen homophobic chants coming from some fans, so it is really no wonder that some would rather avoid that world altogether. Sport …

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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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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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