La Scottish Rugby ha annunciato di aver aderito alla “Scottish LGBT Sports Charter“, lanciato nel mese di maggio a Glasgow da Equality Network, la “LGBTI equality charity” scozzese, che include cinque principi per rimuovere le barriere per l’accesso allo sport per “LGBT people” e, allo stesso tempo, stroncare ogni tipo di discriminazione.
Dominic McKay, Chief Operating Officer, ha firmato la carta per la Scottish Rugby ieri al BT Murrayfield. “Scottish Rugby has had a longstanding commitment to ensure access to our sport is open to everyone regardless of age, background, education or sexuality. We take a proactive approach to providing training and development for LGBT teams and encouraging the growth of rugby among the gay community. This is best demonstrated by our support of the bid to bring the prestigious Bingham Cup to Scotland and BT Murrayfield next year. Signing the Sport Charter therefore is a natural next step for us”, ha detto McKay al sito ufficiale della Federazione Scozzese.
La Scottish Rugby, gia’ molto impegnata nel mantenere pari opportunita’ per tutti nello sport, sta sostenendo la candidatura della Scozia per ospitare la Bingham Cup nel 2018.
Scott Cuthbertson, rappresentante di Equality Network, ha detto che “we welcome Scottish Rugby as a signatory to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter. We know through our research that LGBT people in Scotland still face significant barriers to their full inclusion in sport. This Charter is an important step to addressing those barriers, setting out positive steps that organisations can take to become more LGBT inclusive. Rugby, and its role models, have a huge impact in Scotland, today we’re sending the message loud and clear, rugby is a welcoming sport regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity.”