Pride Month: Reasons to be proud of the progress made in sport.
Posted: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:05
When I was younger, I didn't think I belonged in sport.
Not that you'd have known it from the outside.
I played hockey in the winter, tennis in the summer and could rattle off members of the Tottenham Hotspur squad like they were part of my own family.
But like many in the LGBTQ+ community, I felt I faced a choice between loving sport and being my true self.
It was partly to recognise and address some of the prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ community in sport that I started the BBC's LGBT Sport Podcast in 2018.
The start of this year's Pride Month - a global celebration that takes place every June - offers a chance to reflect on the progress made since then.
And - for all the challenges that still exist - there's arguably never been a better time to be LGBTQ+ in sport...
From BBC Sport.