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Young people, staff and volunteers run for equality!


Photographs: Young people, staff and volunteers at the Equality Run on Sunday. 

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people went that extra mile, and ran for equality! Young people, staff and volunteers joined runners from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run at Stirling University on Sunday. The event organised by LEAP Sports Scotland held both 5K and 10K distance runs, with many of our team taking part in a race for the first time. 

Sporting LGBT Youth Scotland's SHH! - Silence Helps Homophobia t-shirts, staff raised awareness of the campaign. SHH! asks people to stand up and speak out against homophobia, bi-phobia and transphobia. Join the campaign, sharing your photo pledge of why you won't stay silent about homophobia using the #wontstaysilent hashtag on social media. Find out more about the campaign at https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/shh-campaign 

Fergus McMillan, Chief Executive of LGBT Youth Scotland said:

"It is fantastic to see young people, staff and volunteers get involved in the first ever Scottish Equality Run. We are delighted to have been one of the events featured fundraising charities." 

"Two thirds of LGBT young people in Scotland still experience homophobic bullying in school (Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Education Report). The fundraising efforts of the runners and generous donations given allows us to work in more schools across the country and to continue making a difference to LGBT young people's lives. Many thanks and well done to everyone who took part in the run, and helped reaise funds for our work with young people."   

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT OUR TEAM OF RUNNERS AND DONATE TO LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND'S WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE