A photography project to show and visibly represent the diverse faces of the LGBTQ+ community in Bristol. COVID delayed but hopefully coming soon.
Check out the project so far via the link below.
Organised by North American collectives 'United Soccer Coaches' LGBTQ and Allies Group - this online and free discussion on ally-ship in the beautiful game feature expert input from Kaig Lightner (He/Him) & Sammy Walker (She/Her).
Happy #TransDayOfVisibility from all of us at T&Coffee.
This year we wanted to show that trans people are real people, with real lives, all over the world - Check out the video!
You can still join in by sharing & tagging #ImVisibleHere your own clips
"In celebration of Football v Transphobia week, we contacted Samantha Walker, FA Women's National Football League Footballer and Inclusion Advocate, to ask her some of her thoughts about Football and the Trans Community, she was kind enough to send us some of her thoughts." - Swansea City LGBT+ Fan Group (Proud Swans)
An event held with London's inclusive women's team - Goaldiggers FC, in association with the national football museum and FootballVsHomophobia, to celebrate the launch of a very special kit.
This kit, designed for Goal Diggers FC by Lily Rose Grant, shines a light on the history of the women’s game. It is a history shaped by the strength of those who were determined to play the sport they loved – even when their own governing body tried to prevent them.
In 1921, the FA banned women from football for 50 years, erasing the women’s game. This kit celebrates the footballers who fought to play the sport they loved and the strength of those still fighting.
In association with Mshed and Bristol Museums - A panel discussion on the LGBTQ+ history of gender segregation in sport, and what that means for intersex and trans athletes today.
Cheryl Morgan (chair)
The Proud Valiants, Charlton Athletic's LGBTQI+ supporters group, host an interactive panel event exploring the challenges facing trans participation in football. Diversity is an increasingly important item on the football agenda, but trans participation and awareness remain low - what are the issues and what should be done about them? Join us for an engaging evening to hear a range of opinions and real-life experiences as we explore these questions.
Our panel participants come from a variety of backgrounds - including both trans people in football and allies - who are keen to share their stories and ideas as well as take questions from the audience.
Hosted by Sharifa James (Voice and Influence Partnership), our guests discuss their experiences of sport and exercise, and their thoughts on the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusive sports clubs and how we can encourage more LGBTQ+ people in Bristol to find joy and family in exercise.
- Sammy Walker (Player in the FA Women's National League and former striker for Bristol City Panthers FC)
- David Sully (LGBT Fitness and Exercise Class - based in St Werbughs Community Centre)
- Tomos Evans and Bernie Francis (Bristol Bisons RFC)
This panel was made possible thanks to a grant from the Voice and Influence Partnership's LGBTQ+ panel's community pot.