Equality News Update: Glasgow Live: ‘New era in world sport’ – LGBT campaign launches for European Championships

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Activists aim to ensure no one is left on the sidelines throughout Glasgow 2018.

Scotland’s LGBT+ community will be celebrated in sport throughout the European Championships… with a giant inflatable human table football game.

In Scotland’s Year of Young People, activists are heralding “A new era in world sport” by ensuring no one is left on the sidelines.

The Mojo on the Green group aims to ensure everyone is inspired by Glasgow 2018 to enjoy sport at all levels without fear of discrimination.

Launching tomorrow, the LEAP Sports Scotland’s Football v Homophobia game campaign will take place in the Activation Zone on Glasgow Green. It will run until Sunday August 12.

Young mobile journalists will be filming and interviewing athletes, officials and volunteers and cover a range of events at Pride House in their bid to promote a message of equality and inclusion.

The six-strong team of 18-25 year olds received training from Glasgow-based social enterprise Media Co-op in mobile journalism skills.

Together they developed a social media strategy to encourage everyone to share the message of “Sport for All” on social media channels in a bid to fight discrimination and improve mental health among young people. The campaign will use #LGBTchampions18 throughout the Championships.

 

Read more at: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/new-era-world-sport–14975962

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