‘Moving from exclusion to inclusion in sport’ talk at Newry museum

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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As part of the Pride in Newry Festival, Newry and Mourne Museum will host a talk on Thursday 27th September at 7pm. This talk will complement “Sporting traditions through the Ages in Newry and Mourne” exhibition currently on display. Gavin Boyd from the Rainbow project will look at the issues facing those who feel excluded from participating in sport in his talk “Moving from exclusion to inclusion in sport”. Many sportsmen and sportswomen developed their enthusiasm for their sport at school-age. But many LGB&T (lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender) young people feel excluded from participation in sport because of actual and perceived fears of homophobia.
Gavin will speak about the cultural changes that are needed to ensure that everyone’s sporting potential, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can be supported. Gavin will also discuss athletes who have come out as LGB&T and how this has affected their careers. The talk will also explore how sporting culture has changed from the male-dominated football terraces of the 1980s to where we are today, when many women and families feel comfortable and welcome at football grounds. The talk will cost £3 per head. There will be light refreshments. Seating is limited so booking is essential. If you require further information please contact 028 3031 3178 or email museum@newryandmourne.gov.uk .

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