Bi Visibility Day: Nakul Pande on coming out, his love of cricket, working at Sky Sports, and LGBTQ representation in media

When Sky Sports News AP Nakul Pande felt “truly and authentically” himself, he posted to his social media accounts to let people know that he is bisexual; on Bi Visibility Day on Saturday 23 September, he joins us for a Q&A to reflect on that moment and on his career in sports media so far, and share some inclusion advice for the industry…

‘I hope I’m breaking down barriers’: Poletti on their path to Pride, for Non-Binary People’s Day

Having announced their name change earlier this month, Australian sports journalist Poletti blogs for Sports Media LGBT+ about their self-discovery and the value of visibility; “I want the journey for the next non-binary person to come along in media to be easy than mine was,” they say…

‘Touch rugby is so LGBTQ+-inclusive – we wanted to give back’: Nick Heath and Tom Hall on Pride in Touch

It’s one of the UK’s fastest-growing mixed-gender team sports – and with such a strong reputation for inclusion, it’s no surprise that touch rugby is attracting people from LGBTQ+ communities. Ahead of a West London Queer Project taster session on May 14, the founders of Pride in Touch explain why the game is perfect to just pick up and play…

Becky Taylor-Gill and Flo Lloyd-Hughes on Studs x Huns FC, ‘they’re lesbians, Stacey’ silliness, and visibility

It’s Lesbian Visibility Week and Sports Media LGBT+ has again teamed up with our friends at Football v Homophobia to add to the awareness with a special edition podcast; our guests are a content producer and a broadcaster who have created platforms celebrating the quirky and often queer culture within women’s football…

‘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…

‘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…

Coming out, community, and celebration: #AuthenticMe marks LGBT Sport Podcast’s 200 milestone

Our annual event in the build-up to Coming Out Day was a glorious, globe-spanning get-together made possible by inspirational guests, our partners at Pride Sports and Pride of the Terraces, and host Jack Murley whose BBC LGBT Sport Podcast had hit its double centenary. Here’s what happened and some words of wisdom shared…

Join the stars at The Big LGBT Sport Podcast Anniversary Drop-In LIVE!

To mark 200 episodes of the BBC LGBT Sport Podcast, Sports Media LGBT+ is linking up with Pride Sports to hold a live online celebration for our annual #AuthenticMe event – and you’re invited! Here’s how you can join Jack Murley and a host of famous names TONIGHT (Tue 5 Oct) from 6pm BST…

New short film ‘Safe Space’ showcases LGBTQ+- inclusive football at Charlton and Millwall

A new short documentary film by Sam Clarke for Football v Homophobia tells the story of Charlton Invicta and Millwall Romans – the LGBTQ+-inclusive football teams in London supported by their respective EFL clubs’ community trusts – their first-ever meeting, and the personalities involved…