Proud Jags speaks at Police Conference

 

On Saturday 23rd June Proud Jags Stephen McDowall-Laing was a guest speaker at the U.K. national LGBT+ Police Conference along with Hugh Torrance from LEAP Sports Scotland and Lindsay Hamilton from Proud Huddle.

This was to raise awareness of the rapid rise in numbers of LGBT+ Supporters Groups around the U.K. and the issues faced with homophobia, bi-phobia and transphobia in the beautiful game. As well as speaking about the formation of groups and the hoped for positive outcomes as outlined in the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter published in 2017.

The session was received well and issues of how police, stewards and the fans can all be working together to end any issues affecting LGBT+ fans around the grounds in the U.K.