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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Manish Modi: “Graces has allowed me to be a good cricketer, but a better person as well.”
Tomorrow a history-making match will be taking place as Graces and the Birmingham Unicorns face off in the first ever cricket match between two LGBT+ inclusive clubs. While the Unicorns are the newcomers on the block, with Lachlan Smith making the first moves to start the club last year, Graces have gone for decades without …
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Lachlan Smith: “When I left Australia, I never thought I would play cricket again.”
Growing up in Australia, Lachlan Smith struggled to reconcile his sexuality with his love of sport. Even after moving to England and being out for years, it was difficult for him to accept it was possible. Now though, he is investigating the possibility of starting an LGBT+ cricket team in the West Midlands.