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Scottish Sport joins with us in solidarity

26th May 2020

Scottish Sport joins with us in solidarity

On 17th May 2020, the Scottish sport community showed solidarity during International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

IDAHOBIT serves to celebrate LGBTIQ+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed. 30 years ago - on May 17th 1990 – the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, so we continue to mark this significant date every year with IDAHOBIT.

The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Breaking the Silence’, so we used a ‘thunderclap moment’ to stand together as the Scottish sports community to make our voice heard and to speak up to the rights of LGBTIQ+ people around the world. Our aim was also to highlight how solidarity is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As such, we asked Scottish sports groups and partners to schedule the tweet below for 10:50AM on 17/05/2020:

“Sport might be on hold, but equality and human rights should not be. Scottish sport stands in solidarity with LGBTIQ+ people internationally on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia #IDAHOBIT #Drop33 #DiverseSport https://leapsports.org/news/IDAHOBIT20”

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who took part, including sport governing bodies, university sports unions & clubs, LGBTIQ+ sports clubs, and other Scottish sports leaders. It is with your support that we hope to continue making Scottish sport an inclusive and welcoming place for all LGBTIQ+ people.

Written on 26th May 2020.