Article written by Stuart Duffy
LGBT Scottish athletes open up about the challenges they face in a video “Playing With Pride,” by Kendal Dick.

The short film features Christopher Saynt, an openly gay pro wrestler who came out in 2014. Saynt said he received a lot of support but still battles stereotypes surrounding the sport.

“I get a lot of the stigma because I run around in lyrca pants, but to be fair, wrestling gets that stigma,” Saynt said. “My favorite thing about wrestling is that wrestling is the gayest sport out there. I run around in glittery blue pants wrestling a man in glittery pink pants.”


The film also interviews Rachael Campbell and Georgia Moran, two LGBT field hockey players who came out to great support. “Nobody batted an eyelash,” Moran said, though they acknowledged that out women in Scotland have an easier time than men. A fourth athlete featured is Charlie, a runner, who encourages schools to teach young people about what being LGBT means.

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