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Pride 2019 - 4th-10th February

According to a recent report by the National Union of Students:
- 38% of LGBT+ students participating in sport at their university or college aren’t out with teammates and coaches.
- 1 in 7 students are put off participating in sport at university because of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia.
- 47% of LGBT+ students who do not participate in sport find the culture around sport alienating or unwelcoming.

The full NUS report can be found here.

Pride in Sport is a joint campaign between TeamUCL and the LGBT+ Network, aiming to tackle Homo/Bi/Trans-Phobias in sports, and create a welcoming environment for anybody to participate in the sports community at UCL regardless of gender or sexuality.

The campaign focuses on changing attitudes amongst current members, through providing training to club leaders on ensuring their activities are accessible, and through this training Clubs can earn a Pride in Sport Accreditation. Accredited clubs will be allowed to use the Pride in Sport badge on their webpages, kits and any other marketing to signpost their inclusivity.

#prideinteamucl

Part of this pledge requires that each club nominates a representative who will receive training on both ensuring that their activities are accessible, and on how to deal with any complaints.

This representative’s purpose is to be the dedicated point of contact for any person, either within or outside the club, to discuss the club’s accessibility and to take any complaints should they arise. They are trained in handling these complaints, and will know the system for escalating any issues, if this is required.

The pledge which the clubs have signed can be found here.

Pride week 2018

  • 65 club reps attended our Pride in Sport training
  • 136 students attended Gender Neutral sports activity organised by 6 clubs
  • The hashtag #prideinteamucl got 3430 likes across the week on Instagram
  • 33 students attended the photo outside the Portico

Events

Hiking Club: Gender Neutral / Rainbow Walk

Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 9:15am to 5:30pm
Club or society: 

This week we'll be checking in with the Pride in Team UCL campaign to raise awareness and show support for the LGBT+ community, who often find it difficult to join in with University sports societies. Obviously, everyone is welcome on our walks, so we want to show our support!

Pride in Team UCL Photo

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30am
Venue(s): 

If you are your clubs Pride in Team UCL Rep, please grab as many of your members and bring them (preferably in team kit, face paint and rainbow laces) along to the Main Quad on Wednesday morning for a big photo to show your support for the campaign. 

Pride in Team UCL workshop

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

More info to follow. 

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Pride in Team UCL photo

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 11:30am
Venue(s): 

Show your support for Pride and come down to the Main Quad (in front of the Portico) for a huge group shot, bring as many rainbow accessories as possible!!!