SFA Independent Review must mark step change in tackling homophobia

Joint Statement by LEAP Sports Scotland and Equality Network Today LEAP Sports Scotland and Equality Network welcome The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football. Firstly we wish to put on record our gratitude to those whose personal testimony’s have contributed to the recommendations in this report. We welcome the recognition in the report of … Read More

Year of Young People 2018: Bradley Booth

We celebrate the achievements and stories of young change-makers from within the LGBTI community. Bradley Booth is a co-founder of the Proud Dees, Dundee FC’s new LGBT fans club, an Italy supporter and has endured some of Dundee FC’s sorer defeats… He has played an instrumental role in building up the LGBTI inclusivity of Dundee FC through the establishment of … Read More

Proud Huddle C.S.C Emerges

Celtic FC’s first ever LGBT fan group, Proud Huddle C.S.C takes shape. There has been a growing momentum in the formation of LGBT fan groups in England, Wales and now Scotland. Only last month we saw the launch of Proud Jags, Patrick Thistle’s first LGBT fan group, join Proud Dons, Proud Dees and Tynecastle Pride. This month sees Proud Huddle … Read More

Proud Jags Launch at Firhill

Proud Jags join the list of LGBT fans’ groups. Partick Thistle may well be bottom of the SPL, but they are a leading example of LGBT+ inclusion. As they kick off against Hibernian, Partick Thistle LGBT+ fans group, ‘Proud Jags’, will officially launch at Firhill. In addition to existing Facebook and Twitteraccounts, this weekend their webpage also goes live, encouraging fans and future … Read More

Ladies Recreational Football Taking Glasgow by Storm

Taking a peek at Ladies Recreational Football for Scottish Women & Girls in Sport Week. On the closing days of Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week, we take a look at a new community football initiative which has managed to engage women of a variety of ages, abilities and backgrounds. Since becoming part of LEAP’s network three months ago, … Read More

Dundee FC LGBT fan group launches

Proud Dees launch at Dens Park today Dundee Football got their first point of the 17/18 season against Hibernian at Dens Park on 27th August. It was also a historic game as the club’s first LGBT fan group unfurled their banner for the first time.  The group was founded by fans Bradley Booth and Michael Craig. Bradley says they were inspired … Read More

Football Teaming up to Tackle Homophobia

Thirteen Scottish Football clubs sign up to the LGBTI Sports Charter.  In a Scottish first, professional football clubs in all four of the SPFL divisions have teamed up to better include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter. It’s the first time in Scotland that so many clubs have made a … Read More

Scottish Football Fans Activist Training

Scottish Football Fans Activist Training is an exciting new training programme as part of Football v Homophobia Scotland.  The training is arranged by LEAP Sports Scotland and will be co-delivered by partners Pride in Football in conjunction with Equality Network and Proud Dons, Scotland’s first LGBT football fan group. This free training is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex … Read More