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 [….]

SPORT: Annette Nelson and Chloe Morgan make the 2020 Football Black List

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An initiative celebrating the most influential Black people in the British game has honoured key LGBTQI figures BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today, The Football Black List has honoured some of the most inspiring and successful people in British Football, and key LGBTQI figures such as Annette Nelson and Crystal Palace women’s goalkeeper Chloe Morgan have made [….]

One from the vaults: In her city cycling

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Danielle Mustarde joins founder of indie cycling brand Goodordering, Jacqui Ma, for a ride through east London BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. ABOVE JACQUI MA. IN-ARTICLE IMAGES BY J.L. ARMSTRONG When the women-led, largely-queer #TeamGoodordering invited #TeamDIVA for a “leisurely sojourn through Jacqui Ma’s London”, we couldn’t resist. The aim? To see just how easy it is [….]

TRAVEL: Constance Craving

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Danielle Mustarde pedals her way to inner peace along the shores of Europe’s postcard-perfect Lake Constance WORDS AND IMAGES BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing. I love living in London, but I’m a northerner at heart and, every once in a while, the horn-blaring, underground-rumbling, fume-filled capital can get a little… much. I mean, was it really [….]

VIEWS: Running circles around the patriarchy

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“What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric?” BY GEM BARTON Don’t feel like changing your lifestyle just because the clock turned midnight? Don’t think you have anything to “resolve” other than just being yourself? What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric than engaging [….]

Fancy a game of rounders this Rainbow Laces season?

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“A big thing for rounders is nostalgia, that and it’s very social. It is competitive but it’s not all about competition” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “I feel quite lucky, I’ve always worked in sports. Always played sports,” explains 43-year-old Natalie Justice-Dearn as we discuss her recent appointment as CEO of Rounders England and this year’s Rainbow Laces [….]

Get your kicks: Women’s football is on the up

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“Diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of women’s football” BY MEGAN EVANS. IMAGES MEG EVANS, NAZ AHMED AND HOLLY DOWNING. A record-breaking crowd of 77,768 people witnessed the England women’s football team (#TheLionesses) take on Germany at Wembley Stadium recently. Unfortunately, England suffered a 2-1 defeat as Germany just managed to sneak one over [….]