Festival Fortnight is a two week programme of events coordinated by LEAP Sports to encourage LGBTIQ+ people and their friends to find out more about what sport and physical activities are available to them, to try something new and to get more active.
LEAP Sports envisage a future where everyone can access, participate, enjoy and excel in sport, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, for many LGBTIQ+ people this isn’t the case and social, structural and individual barriers stand in the way of their sporting journeys. Festival Fortnight aims to remove as many of these barriers as possible by:
- Increasing opportunities for LGBTIQ+ people to access sport while establishing pathways into regular participation;
- Celebrating and increasing the visibility of LGBTIQ+ people who already participate, enjoy and excel in sport, so that others can learn and share from their experience;
- Exploring LGBTIQ+ and equality and human right issues in sport, sharing insight and knowledge to make sport more welcoming for all;
- Offering support and advice to help people get involved or to try something for the first time.
If you are interested in speaking to someone or finding out how we can help, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org