Sporting Politicians Support Pride House at the Commonwealth Games

Sir Menzies Campbell MP and Alison Johnstone MSP are two former athletes who are also prominent politicians.

LEAP Sports Scotland is delighted to announce that they have shown their support for PRIDE HOUSE Glasgow 2014 by becoming patrons. 

Sir Menzies Campbell, MP for North East Fife and former British 100 metre record holder said:

“Sport breaks down barriers, creates and encourages diversity.  These Commonwealth Games are for all of us.  They will bring together the citizens of Glasgow and our guests.  At Pride House there will be a welcome for all. “ 

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and former athlete, who represented Scotland in the 800 and 1500 metres, said:

“Pride House will be a great asset for the Games, and will provide essential support in the campaign for equality and diversity in sport. We must strive towards a culture that not only allows LGBT athletes to compete without feeling they have to hide their sexuality, but encourages many of them to become positive role models to ensure younger people are inspired to pursue their sporting potential.”

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