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‘Our message is so strong!’: Elite League’s Luke Fisher on Pride Week in UK ice hockey

Over the course of four years, ice hockey in Britain has built an impressive reputation on LGBTQ+ inclusion – and one of the driving forces behind it has been the EIHL’s media manager, Luke Fisher. To mark Pride Week, he explains what the ever-growing commitment shown by the sport in UK means to him personally, and why it’s so important…

‘It’s an honour!’: Football v Homophobia Awards winners on why nominations are needed

It’ll soon be time for the third annual Football v Homophobia Awards, sponsored by Puma – and it’s your last chance to nominate before the deadline on Friday, January 14. Sports Media LGBT+ asked four previous winners what it means to be recognised, and why everyone should be offering suggestions for the shortlists…

The Sports Media LGBT+ Review of 2021

In a sporting year dominated by pandemic-delayed major events – the Olympics, the Paralympics, and Euro 2020 – new heroes emerged while several established stars stepped up to be stronger allies, with both groups inspiring LGBTQ+ people everywhere; alas, there were villains too, attempting to split our community; here’s a look back at what happened in our world in 2021…

Stonewall FC’s iconic Unity kit available to unlock in FIFA 22 for Rainbow Laces

It’s one of our favourite-ever football kits – and now you can get it in FIFA 22! Stonewall FC’s camo-design Unity kit in trans Pride flag colours has dropped on FIFA Ultimate Team in support of the Rainbow Laces campaign – and if you want the real thing to wear, it’s back on sale from the club’s online shop…

‘I came out as bi in dancesport, in my 40s – the relief was overwhelming!’

Dance has been Trudi Clark’s passion since childhood and she founded her own company – Mirrors Dance – when she was 30. But she never felt entirely comfortable being her true self within the world of dancesport. Then, at the age of 44, she took a big step towards authenticity – it changed her life. She shares her story with us for Rainbow Laces…

Rainbow Laces 2021: Play your part as LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport campaign returns

Since the campaign began back in 2013, Rainbow Laces has started countless conversations in football, rugby and many other sports. As it returns for its annual activation from November 25 to December 12, athletes, coaches, officials and fans everywhere are being urged to lift their voices, share their stories, and inspire others…