Pride Active Conversations
LEAP Sports are thrilled to announce the launch of the Pride Active Conversations series.This summer, most of our usual Pride festivals and sports events have been cancelled, so we're going online with Pride Active to bring you a series of bite-size interviews on all things LGBTIQ+ sport. This series gives you a unique opportunity to be part of the action by registering to join the interview, and by being able to get involved in a live Q and A session.
Scottish broadcaster Emma Dodds will be leading the series of interviews and we are excited to have a really excellent line-up from the world of sport. This is a series which is not to be missed. Check out who is on the schedule, and get registered below, and remember to use #PrideActive to get involved.
With thanks to partners Scottish Women in Sport, Scottish Cycling, Scottish Golf, Hibernian F.C., & Ibrox Pride. And our media partners Sports Media LGBT+ and Pride on the Terraces.
Pride Active Online Host
Emma is an established sports presenter and media professional, Emma has worked for an array of broadcasters throughout her career and is currently seen on BT Sport and Premier Sports. Her extensive broadcasting experience includes working on flagship sporting events such as the summer and winter Olympics, Rugby and Football World Cups. As an ‘out’ role model herself, Emma is looking forward to leading the online interviews.
WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY, 2-2:45PM
Philippa is a former professional and champion road racing cyclist. Philippa is one of Britain’s most successful cyclists of all time, having competed throughout her cycling career as Robert Millar. Philippa came out as trans in 2017 and has gone on to a successful career as a journalist as well as being Scottish Cycling Equalities Champion.
WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY, 2-2:45PM
John is Team GB’s leading men’s blind ski racer. He retired in 2017 in the world top 10, and as European and double British Champion. He skis up to 70 mph with a sighted guide, using bluetooth headsets to communicate. John campaigns for para-athletes and LGBT+ athletes. He lives in London with his partner Owain and guide dog Brett.
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Leeann has been the Chief Executive of Scottish Premiership team Hibernian F.C. since 2014 during which time she has enjoyed a high profile. She held a similar role before that at Motherwell FC. Leeann was civilly partnered back in 2007.
WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY, 2-2:45PM
Beth Allen is a Ladies European Masters Champion golfer. Californian-born Beth is now based in Scotland with her partner and describes herself as an ‘ameriscot’. Formerly on the LPGA tour, Beth joined the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2008, won her first European Masters in 2015 and won the LET order of merit in 2016.
SATURDAY 25TH JULY, 2-2:45PM
Amy McDonald is currently Manager for Rangers Women’s Football Club. Amy has played for the national team as well as for Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Queen’s Park, Celtic and Glasgow City in the Scottish Women’s Premier League. Amy has been outspoken on homophobia and equality issues in football.
WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY, 2-2:45PM
Callum Skinner is an Olympic and European Championships gold medal cyclist who has had an incredibly succesful career sweeping up national titles, breaking records and representing Team GB and Team Scotland on the international stage. Callum has spoken candidly about having a gay dad, and joins us to talk LGBTIQ+ allyship.