2014 Sochi Olympic Games – what about LGBTI rights? ILGA

2014 Sochi Olympic Games – what about LGBTI rights? ILGA: with the Sochi Olympic Winter Games under way, ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association reiterates its deep concern for the very harsh situation LGBTI people are suffering in Russia, where the anti-gay propaganda legislation came into force in June last year.

UK to give cash and support to Russian gays

UK to give cash and support to Russian gays – New Zealand has unanimously passed a motion to support the LGBTI community in Russia and all athletes competing at the Olympic Games. Culture Secretary and Equalities Minister Maria Miller said it was important to use the opportunity of the Winter Olympic Games to underline the importance of treating people fairly.

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi – After a Russian court rejected efforts to set up a Pride House in Sochi, a building dedicated to supporting gay athletes, a coalition of LGBT sports groups is campaigning national organizing committees to host Pride House events at their hospitality houses. This would create a roving Pride House of sorts for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Putin: gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics

Putin: Gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics. With the start of 2014 Winter Games now 100 days away, Russian president tries to soften anti-gay tone

Putting The Rainbow in the Olympics/Paralympics

Did I dream it or were there two male dancers kissing in the forefront while Coldplay were doing one of their many songs last night? Either way, we can thank Stephen Daldry for ensuring that there were covert and overt references to the rainbow in the four ceremonies surrounding the Olympics and Paralympics. There were 25 out participants worldwide and …

Latest Sports Timeline now available

Out of the Blocks 6, the latest update on our comprehensive sports timeline is now available on this site. Its author and designer Tony Scupham-Bilton has scoured the history books and sports pages to find more LGBT secrets from our past and update us on the most recent LGBT people and events in the world of sport. To access it …

Fans Unite to Support LGBT in Kiev

The LGBT Fan Embassy for Euro2012  opened June 22nd in Donetsk, the Ukraine.  Clare B Dimyon  MBE, Founder of Pride Solidarity, unfurled the rainbow flag that has been on parade three times in the Ukraine during the UEFA Football Championships, once in Kyiv with Sweden’s fans and twice in Kharkiv with Dutch fans.  The flag was supplied by Dutch LGBT …

Proud Rhinos to celebrate sporting equality

World Club champions Leeds Rhinos are dedicating their Stobart Super League Round 24 fixture against Widnes Vikings on Friday August 10 to celebrating lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender equality. The club are inviting fans to join them in their celebrations by designing a special commemorative shirt which will be worn by the Leeds players during their pre-match warm-up and also …

LGBT in Manchester? Come and Play Softball

Thanks to our partners Pride Sports, people in and around Manchester can have fun and keep fit by joining an LGBT softball championship. Pride Sports Director Lou Englefield said: “It starts on April 23rd this month and we’ll meet once a month thereafter. All you need to bring  is a pair of trainers, a sense of fun and a sense …

Pride House Launches Video

Pride House – the biggest ever LGBT House at a sports event – is set for the Olympics and a video has been launched featuring Director Chad Mokellen and a host of others from the launch at City Hall speaking about how huge an event it’s going to be and how. To see the vid go here