Pride Sports’ Response to World Athletics Policy on Trans Athletes & Athletes with Innate Variations of Sex Characteristics We’re very disappointed to see that World Athletics have chosen to ban trans women from competing in all female categories, and that they enacted a 2.5nmol/L testosterone limit on women athletes with innate variations of sex characteristics when competing in the female … Read More
The decision by British Cycling’s Board of Directors to suspend its Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy – which was most recently updated in January 2022 – is hugely disappointing and will have a detrimental impact on the welcoming and inclusive environment that the governing body had been hoping to create in the sport.
Pride Sports’ Statement on the EHRC Guidance ‘Separate and single-sex service providers: a guide on the Equality Act sex and gender reassignment provisions’ Gyms and sports and fitness clubs are among the organisations targeted in newly-issued guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for providers of separate and single-sex services. These providers are advised to consider various examples … Read More
Social Media Boycott Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse. That is why this weekend we are coming together with English football and other sports and organisations, to boycott social media and demand change. Pride Sports will join English football and wider sport in switching off our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, from 3pm Friday 30 April to 11.59pm … Read More
Pride House Birmingham Launches Today sees the launch of Pride House Birmingham, an initiative aiming to create a safe space and welcoming, inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ spectators, athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games that is taking place in Birmingham in 2022. Piero Zizzi, one of the Pride House Birmingham organisers says: “As a Brummie, I am hugely proud to … Read More
LGBT+ Athlete Shares Paralympic JourneyWheelchair Basketballer Laurie Williams is no stranger to the Paralympic Games. She competed both at the Summer Paralympics in London in 2012 and at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. This summer’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo, however, may provide Laurie with her first Paralympic medal. Having achieved silver medal position in last year’s European Championships and silver … Read More
The following is a joint statement by Pride Sports, LEAP Sports Scotland and LGBT Sport Cymru. At the weekend we became aware of a tweet from Sharron Davies MBE, which stated: “I have nothing against anyone who wishes 2be transgender. However I believe there is a fundamental difference between the binary sex you are born with & the gender u … Read More