Here are some of the lez/bi athletes we’ll be cheering on/crushing on at the Tokyo Olympics

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Meet the women who’ll be making Tokyo a little more 🌈 this summer… BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Seeing role models play your sport can make all the difference for young athletes or fans. With the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, and more LGBTQIA+ competitors than ever (a whopping 142, according to OutSports) it’s time [….]

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Football for all

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Kick It Out’s Chris Paouros explains why LGBTQI visibility on the pitch is so important BY CHRIS PAOUROS, IMAGE BY @ENGLAND “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams. And during a European Championship, the captain of the England team [….]

Get on your bike for #OurPrideRide 2021

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“We encourage anyone and everyone to take part, regardless of how they identity, how far they can ride a bike or where they are situated” BY PRiDE OUT Monday 7 June 2021 marks the start of PRiDE RiDE WEEK, a national virtual cycling event to celebrate lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, ACE (LGBTQIA+) people [….]

Running queer and the transformative power of connection

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Can running help to connect us to our queer identities? BY CARRIE LYELL In March this year, I ran my first half marathon. That might not seem like much of achievement to you ultra marathon runners out there, but for me, it was huge.  There were no spectators lining the streets, cheering me on. No [….]

NEWS: DIVA publisher Linda Riley joins Liverpool FC’s LGBT Advisory Board

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Their first LGBT staff network was launched to coincide with LGBT History Month 2021 BY DIVA STAFF To mark this year’s LGBT History Month, Liverpool FC has introduced its first ever LGBT staff network. Formed as part of the club’s Red Together inclusion strategy, it will be used to maintain a safe and inclusive environment [….]

Football stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris welcome a baby girl

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“This is the best Valentine’s Day gift we’ve ever received!” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER  US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) sensations Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger welcomed a brand new member to their family on Valentine’s Day 😭♥️ Announcing the news online, the loved up athletes look overjoyed in their Instagram posts, which show [….]

NEWS: Stonewall re-launch award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign for 2020

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Lace up for LGBTQI equality in sport and support this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA STONEWALL Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, is today re-launching its award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with TeamPride, for the fifth year. Since the campaign’s conception, the charity has sent [….]