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Festival Fortnight is a two week programme of events coordinated by LEAP Sports to encourage LGBTI people and their friends to find out more about what sport and physical activities are available to them, to try something new and to get more active.

LEAP Sports envisage a future where everyone can access, participate, enjoy and excel in sport, no matter their gender identity or sexuality. Unfortunately, for many LGBTI people this isn’t the case and social, structural and individual barriers persist to stop them. Festival Fortnight aims to remove as many of these barriers as possible by:

  • Increasing opportunities for LGBTI people to access sport and establishing pathways into regular participation.
  • Celebrating and increasing the visibility of LGBTI people who already participate, enjoy and excel in sport, so that others can share in this experience.
  • Exploring equality and human right issues in sport, sharing insight and knowledge to make sport more welcoming for all.
  • Offering support and advice to help people get involved or to try something for the first time.

See progamme of events in Glasgow and Edinburgh 

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in Concert, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall September, 2018
Southside Film Festival 2018

This section: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, LGBT Glasgow, Sport, Walks, Cycling in Glasgow

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