‘Get In!’ is the long awaited guide to healthier lifestyles through sport, designed to help you improve your health and wellbeing, find alternatives to the scene and to get active and compliments the regular sports pages in our bi-monthly magazine outnorthwest.
We were honoured to have gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas nvolved in the project, he has even written the foreword - urging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to embrace sport.
“Sport does a great deal for your life; it gives you great values and ethics, and is a great way to meet new friends. That’s what life for me is all about – get out there and do it, just try it!” Gareth Thomas
Many people are put off playing sports or even spectating for fear of encountering homophobia or transphobia, but “Get In!” features real life stories with LGBT people who play and watch sports on a daily basis and who highlight the positives of getting involved in sport.
“I have been involved in Manchester Stingers WFC for 6 years now and it’s changed my life. I have made some friends for life and it’s presented the perfect environment for me to fully “come out.” Footballer Rachel Brown
Featured in this 64 page pocket book guide:
- Mersey Marauders' Paul Amman gives his top tips on setting up a group
- Pride Sports signpost how you can get more involved in sports
- Gay Outdoors encourage you to get in touch with your adventurous side
- LGBT sports champions from Billie Jean King to Matthew Mitchum
- Homophobia and transphobia in sport
- Sport and body dysmorphic disorder
- Sport as an alternative to the gay scene
- Drugs & alcohol in sports
- Comprehensive listings of LGBT sports groups
There are also top tips on diet and nutrition, information about drugs and alcohol, and advice on training and exercising sensibly.
Whatever sport you’re into or want to get into, “Get In” signposts all the LGB&T sporting groups in the North West from athletic and ball sports, to dance and martial arts, to racquet sports and water sports.