LGBTQ+ rights and Commonwealth Games to be discussed by #AuthenticMe panel at Sporting Pride Conference

Aston Villa star Anita Asante, swimmer and trans rights advocate Eden Elgeti, Birmingham-based campaigner and activist Khakan Qureshi and the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Hartwell Mhunduru will speak at event at Pride House Birmingham venue on evening of Saturday 23 April – register to attend

Sporting Pride Conference in Birmingham to bring together LGBTQ+ communities in sport

Unique one-day event to be held on Saturday, April 23, in the venue space for Pride House Birmingham in heart of city’s Gay Village; Pride Sports UK, Athletics Pride Network, Pride In Water and Sports Media LGBT+ are conference partners, with GSK sponsoring; register to attend for network and learning opportunities…

What is a Pride House? New podcast explores past Commonwealth Games venues and Birmingham 2022 potential

‘The Pride House Podcast’ launches as build-up continues to opening of Pride House Birmingham 2022 in July; first episode focuses on success of Glasgow venue, the first to be held at a Commonwealth Games; “seeing individual impacts up close was so special,” recalls co-organiser Hugh Torrance; listen now!

‘We are one family’ – Ukraine’s inclusive women’s football club NRG fights on as war rages

A few months ago, NRG joined several other inclusive women’s clubs playing in a tournament in Georgia in support of Fare’s #FootballPeople campaign. Now the Kyiv-based team’s players are scattered across Ukraine and wider Europe. Co-founder Anna Tregubova tells Sports Media LGBT+ how the spirit and sisterhood of NRG is a source of motivation amid the horror of war…

‘You’ll see one big happy family’ – TRUK United FC’s Abi Cornell on history-making match at Dulwich Hamlet

On Trans Day of Visibility on Thursday, a landmark football friendly will be held at Dulwich Hamlet FC’s Champion Hill ground (kick-off 7.30pm). Defender Abi Cornell tells Sports Media LGBT+ why it’s a ‘dream’ to play in the game and how LGBTQ+ people and allies can show support…

To gay rugby, with love – Matt Carter on making ‘In From The Side’

The ongoing global expansion of inclusive rugby clubs is one of the success stories of LGBTQ+ sports and a major inspiration behind new movie ‘In From The Side’. Writer-director Matt Carter talks exclusively to Sports Media LGBT+ about the film’s world premiere, telling gay stories on screen, and his rugby passion…

‘Freedom’ to be a fan who’s trans – Arthur Webber on Arsenal’s community welcome

Having accepted an invite to attend an Arsenal game and be part of their LGBTQ+ inclusion initiative, Arthur Webber – Twitter’s @BernieTranders – saw for himself how true support goes both ways between a club and its fans, as he told QueerAF in the Football v Transphobia campaign’s Week of Action…

Why it’s important to be an active Trans Footy Ally and support Football v Transphobia

It’s the annual Week of Action for the Football v Transphobia campaign, running from Thursday, March 24 up to March 31, which is Trans Day of Visibility. Sports Media LGBT+ talks to campaign lead Natalie Washington about the initiative and why stories about trans people in the game are so important…