Partners

Festival Fortnight would not be possible without support from our partners; LGBT sports clubs, LGBT organisations, LGBT clubs and bars, and other organisations. Find out more about our partners below.

Colinton Squashers

Colinton Squashers

Colinton Squashers is a weekly social squash club for beginners and intermediate players, who meet at Colinton Castle Sports Club in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Racqueteers

Edinburgh Racqueteers

The Racqueteers is an inclusive (mainly lesbian and gay) badminton group, playing on Thursday evenings at Meadowbank Sports Stadium.

Glasgow FrontRunners

Glasgow FrontRunners

Inclusive community based road-running group with strong links to Glasgow’s LGBT community and friends.

HotScots FC

HotScots FC

Community club who welcome anyone with an interest in football – regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation

Saltire Thistle FC

Saltire Thistle FC

Saltire Thistle FC are a gay friendly football team for the West of Scotland, based in Glasgow.

Truegrip Badminton Glasgow

Truegrip Badminton Glasgow

An amateur and social LGBT badminton club that plays on Thursday evenings from 8-10pm at Badminton Academy at Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

ShuttleScots

ShuttleScots

ShuttleScots is Edinburgh’s relaxed & friendly inclusive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender group that meets every week to socialise and play badminton.

Thebans RFC

Thebans RFC

Caledonian Thebans Rugby Football Club is an Edinburgh-based rugby union club. They are Scotland’s first gay-friendly rugby club, and currently the only one in the country

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

Proud Huddle CSC

Proud Huddle CSC

Celtic Football Clubs’ first LGBT supporters club. We are a club WELCOME TO ALL. Join us!

LGBT Basketball Group

LGBT Basketball Group

LGBT Basketball Group is a friendly and informal weekly group for LGBTQI beginners and regular players alike

Auld Reekie

Auld Reekie

Auld Reekie Roller Girls is a not-for-profit, grassroots, flat track roller derby team in Edinburgh

SWAN LGBT+

SWAN LGBT+

SWAN has become synonymous with networking within the LGBT professional community. They have been hosted at many major businesses in the central belt.

Edinburgh Frontrunners

Edinburgh Frontrunners

Edinburgh Frontrunners is a club for LGBT and straight runners. EFR’s primary aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT runners and friends.

Football V Homophobia Scotland

Football V Homophobia Scotland

Football V Homophobia Scotland works to make Scottish football inclusive for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Beyond Gender

Beyond Gender

A group that encourages and supports transgender, non-binary and intersex young people.

Glasgow Alphas RFC

Glasgow Alphas RFC

Glasgow’s LGBTI inclusive rugby club, fighting for equality, diversity and a safe space in team sports.

The Ross County Foundation

The Ross County Foundation

The Ross County Foundation was established as the official partner charity of Ross County FC, “To provide support and change for the better in the Community.”

University of Edinburgh Staff Pride Network

An inclusive network that serves as a resource for the rich diversity and intersections of LGBT+ identified employees across the institution.

Ladies Recreational Football and Sports

Ladies Recreational Football and Sports

Play inclusive, social football and walking football with no judgement, jargon, or pressure – just fun!

UoG LGBT+ Staff Network

This group is for all University of Glasgow staff and postgraduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

OUT on Sundays

OUT on Sundays

OUT on Sundays is a LGBTQI+ walking group for city based people of all sporting abilities who can benefit from the social aspect.

Different Visions Celebrate

Different Visions Celebrate

DV8 is a youth group for young people aged 16-25 who have issues with their sexuality, or with the sexuality of a member of their family. They offer a safe and friendly environment and discuss issues affecting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and their families.

Smithycroft Secondary School

Smithycroft Secondary School

Smithycroft Secondary School is a coeducational day school in Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland.

United Glasgow Football Club

United Glasgow Football Club

United Glasgow F.C was formed in 2011 to provide a point of access to regular, structured football for those who would usually find themselves excluded; financially or by discrimination.

Hillhead Hockey Club

Hillhead Hockey Club

Hillhead is a large field hockey club based in the heart of the west end of Glasgow. With well over 125 playing members, aged from 14 to 60+, Hillhead offers something for everyone with an interest in our sport.

The Inverclyde Bothy

The Inverclyde Bothy

The Inverclyde Bothy exists to promote, enhance and create opportunities for everyone to walk and cycle more as part of their daily lives. We work in partnership with a wide range of local and national organisations and try our hardest to offer something for everyone.

Rainbow Glasgaroos

Rainbow Glasgaroos

We are a fun and friendly basketball group. At the moment we do not have a coach, but we meet up once a week to try out different drills and play a friendly game!

Kirkcaldy High School

Kirkcaldy High School

KHS LGBT+ – Our group of inspirational pupils from S1-S6 meet weekly at Kirkcaldy High School and have been making a significant impact locally, regionally and nationally in delivering key messages around supporting LGBT young people in school and the community.

Clyde FC Community Foundation

Clyde FC Community Foundation

Using the power of football and sport, the foundation has developed a number of initiatives to support people in the local community, from pre-school children at 2 to 4 years, people with mental health issues or delivering health and fitness classes to adults.

Perth Parrots Floorball Club

Perth Parrots Floorball Club

The Perth Parrots is the first UK Floorball Federation LGBTI team.

R-CADE

R-CADE

We are a retro gaming arcade in Glasgow City centre. We host the biggest selection of home retro consoles ranging from Binatone, Amstrad to last gen gaming. Our venue is fully inclusive and family friendly 6 days a week for social gaming across all platforms.

Projekt 42

Projekt 42

Projekt 42 is a not for profit gym and wellness centre based it Leith. Our aim is to help the local community better understand the connection between their physical health and mental wellbeing.

Ayrshire Aces

Ayrshire Aces

An Ayrshire badminton club for LGBTI people and their friends launched in January 2019

Flavours of Fife

Flavours of Fife is a Fife Council, Community Development LGBT Youth Group for young people who are 13-18yrs identify as LGBTI+, they meet every Wed evening at Argos Youth Centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Young people come along and hang out with like-minded young people in a safe environment and explore LGBT Topics.

Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust

Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust

Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust is a charity registered in Scotland (SC045968) and working across Ayrshire that exists with the purpose of advancing education, participation and improving the local community. Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust are not exclusively interested in football and physical activity, we have a strong commitment and continued ambition to support and nurture personal development and mentoring opportunities and we have delivered a number of highly successful community projects involving sport, arts and creativity, music and more.

Rangers Charity Foundation SCIO

Rangers Charity Foundation SCIO

The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to be a force for good on behalf of the Rangers Family, showing compassion to those in need, tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for people of all ages to change their lives for the better. In April 2016 the Foundation significantly expanded its scope by bringing all community activities previously delivered by the Club under the Foundation’s umbrella.

Aberdeen Taexali RUFC

Aberdeen Taexali RUFC

Aberdeen Taexali RUFC is a newly created, all inclusive rugby club located in Aberdeen. We created the club in the summer of last year and thus far have a committee team of six and a membership group of about 20 players. Our main priority is to promote equality and diversity, particularly the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or identification and to promote good health through the playing of rugby. The team has been set up as a means to reach out to the LGBT community in Aberdeen and the
surrounding areas, and bring together people who share and common interest and goal. There is often a stigma surrounding sports in the LGBT community and we want to do out part in breaking down some of the barriers that currently exist.