Activism in 2020

This week the Fundamental Rights Agency for Europe published the results of its 2019 survey of nearly 140,000 LGBTI people throughout Europe. Titled ‘A long way to go for LGBTI Equality’, it makes for sobering reading. A majority of LGBT respondents (58 %) said that they had experienced offensive or threatening behaviour in a range of settings in the previous …

What activism means to me

I’m really pleased to be asked to write this blog entry reflecting on what activism means to me as the academic and research lead for FvH. For many years my academic life and my life as an activist in LGBT+ sports were separate. However, as time went on I started to realise that the ideas I read as an academic …

Why is activism important?

I have gone on a personal journey as an activist in the past few years. Calling myself an activist still doesn’t feel right- I’m not out on the streets protesting, or a member of a political movement. But those are the images I only ever saw of activists and are the people who I saw as the changemakers.  I only …