Pride Sports and LGBT History Month support the demo tomorrow against Russia’s decision to ban Pride House at the Winter Olympics 2014. Meet 10.30am Thursday 9 August Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, opposite Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7. See below for more details.
Pride Sports’ director Lou Englefield said:
LGBT History Month focusing on sport during 2011 and 2012 brought the campaign for LGBT human rights ‘in and through’ sport to the heart of the LGBT political agenda. It helped Pride Sports raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia in sport, and engage the LGBT community in the debate.
Of course, because so many LGBT people have been alienated by sport over the years in the UK, there has been a lack of interest by LGBT activists in sports campaigns previously. LGBT History Month’s focus on sport helped us engage teachers, artists, curators, and human rights campaigners for the first time in the struggle for equality and access for LGBT to sport in the UK.
LGBT History Month also enabled sports organisations to reflect on LGBT inclusion and use the month as a way to celebrate the participation of LGBT athletes, fans, administrators and coaches in sport. The fantastic thing about LGBT History Month is that everyone can do ONE thing.
Now find me some people to go and do the Sochi protest because I’m unable to attend!
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