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Keighley Cougars launch music video supporting trans community ahead of annual Pride match

Betfred League One leaders hosting ‘biggest party of the summer’ as West Wales Raiders visit Cougar Park on Sunday, July 3; Cougars players and their families dance alongside Brazilian celeb Melissa Alonso and drag queen Marcia Pantera in video showing solidarity with trans community around the world…

Referees take pride in being part of ‘game-changing’ LGBTQ+ Professionals in Football Collective

Ryan Atkin and Stacey Pearson are among the match officials who are representing their community in the sport on a new industry network group; the LGBTQ+ Professionals in Football Collective was launched on June 16 and is open to all in the game who want to drive inclusion; Atkin hails “great strides” made by PGMOL and The FA in recent years…

‘Trans kids just want to play sport the same as everyone else’: How a new pilot scheme is offering hope

Amid a surge in restrictive policies on trans athletes issued by international federations, many young people who are trans are simply trying to find their place in sports; Mermaids’ Verity Smith discusses a pioneering new inclusion training programme that is giving clubs the chance to break down barriers…

‘People with privilege should use it’: Theresa Goh tells Pride House Podcast of need to lift voices for LGBTQ+ rights at Commonwealth Games

A double world record holder and one of Singapore’s most beloved sports stars, Theresa Goh talks about the importance of using your platform on a new episode of The Pride House Podcast; the Paralympic medalist is joined by PH Ambassador Amazin LeThi and activist Numan Afifi for a conversation centred on the Commonwealth’s three South-East Asian nations…

Ball culture meets football culture in ‘Realness With A Twist’ – back the short film on Kickstarter

Simon isn’t just super talented at football – he’s also sensational at voguing, but he keeps his dance skills secret. His best friend Les wants him to break free from the conformity of his team – but can Simon really embrace both ballroom and his true self? A new short film will show us, but first the project needs your support on Kickstarter…

Behind the Headline – replay and podcast! Football media learnings from Jake Daniels’ story

Watch a replay of our Pride Month event and listen via the Football v Homophobia Podcast; our partnership with the FWA continues with panel discussion, supported by FvH; Tim Thornton, Erin Williams, Jay Lemonius and Nancy Frostick talk through the takeaways for journalists, fans and others from one of the year’s biggest football stories…

‘I had allies on Team Jamaica… I hope more will speak out’: Michael Gunning and J-FLAG on Pride House Podcast

In the week of his retirement from competitive swimming, Michael Gunning joins guests from Jamaica’s foremost LGBTQ+ rights organisation J-FLAG on The Pride House Podcast; they explain how sport could be “a new frontier” in the fight for equality, if allies like those who supported Michael in private can be encouraged to lift their voices more publicly…