Broncos To Hold First LGBT Day
31st July 2012, 12:31
The London Broncos are dedicating Saturday’s Stobart Super League game against Salford Reds to Pride House, a social enterprise for the development of LGBT sport, in what the club hopes will become an annual tradition.
A musical programme is planned, as is the presence of special guests including Gay Games Ambassador Ji Wallace from Australia, an Olympic medalist in trampoline.
Lou Englefield, director of lead partner Pride Sports, explains: “When we approached London Broncos, they were very interested in engaging with the LGBT community and in fighting homophobia. This special Pride House match goes beyond previous actions which were focused on anti-homophobia campaigns, because it aims to make LGBT fans a real part of the club's family.”
A spokesperson for the Broncos added: “Since hearing the proposal from Pride House we immediately knew we wanted to play a role in spreading their message. Our club is great believer in sport as a tool for progress, and we want this year's LGBT day to be just the first step in an ongoing engagement with LGBT Londoners, local LGBT clubs and individuals.
“We're already anticipating a great day at this year's Pride House event, and look forward to seeing many fans join us at Twickenham Stoop this Saturday.”