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Latest news from the FGG, its members, and LGBT sport and culture

USA Wrestling gives unprecedented exposure to GG9 wrestling

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In a major breakthrough between LGBT and mainstream sport, the national organization USA Wrestling has for the first time listed an LGBT event on its online calendars. The Gay Games 9 wrestling event is highlighted on the August online calendar … Continue reading

At #Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games, Nick Clegg visits @PrideHouseGlasgow to support LGBT rights in Commonwealth @PrideHouse2014 #PrideHouse

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From the UK government website: During his visit to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, the Deputy Prime Minister discussed LGBT rights in sport at Pride House, Glasgow. Nick Clegg paid a visit to Pride House in Glasgow to hear about lesbian, gay, … Continue reading

British Athletes Commission to partner with Pride Sports to promote LGBT inclusion in sport

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Great news from member organization Pride Sports as reported in insidethegames.biz: The British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members’ association representing the interests of high-performance athletes in the UK, has announced plans to ensure its services are meeting the needs of … Continue reading

Major #FAIL from @SportAccord : 2015 convention to go to Sochi

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Extremely disappointed with SportAccord, which has chosen Sochi to host its 2015 convention. From insidethegames.biz: Sochi is set to host next year’s SportAccord International Convention, a decision that will inevitably prove controversial with relations between Russia and much of the … Continue reading

#Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games an opportunity to promote LGBT equality (or not?) @PrideHouse2014 @LeapSports #PrideHouse

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The opening of the Commonwealth Games and Pride House Glasgow offer a contrast in messages about human rights.  First, a timid and tepid response about “not lecturing”, i.e. not talking about human rights, from the person in charge of promoting … Continue reading