LGBT Youth Scotland staff and volunteers go that extra mile!

Photo: Staff and volunteers of LGBT Youth Scotland supporting the Silence Helps Homophobia campaign. 

This Sunday 6th of September LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people get set to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spear heading both a 5k and 10k distance, to suit a range of abilities and challenge levels. The motto for the event, being organised by LEAP Sports is ‘Walk it, stroll it, run it, roll it’ communicating that you set the pace that you’re comfortable with. 

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people will be sporting LGBT Youth Scotland's SHH! - Silence Helps Homophobia t-shirts to raise awareness of the campaign. SHH! asks people to stand up and speak out against homophobia, bi-phobia and transhobia. 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 

Martin Innes, Youth and Community Development Officer (East Dunbartonshire) at LGBT Youth Scotland said: 

“This is my first 10K run and I will be doing this alongside my colleagues to raise funds to be able to provide services for young LGBTQ+ young people to make a difference to their lives”.

Zara Kitson, Executive Assistant at LGBT Youth Scotland said:

“I’m looking forward to taking part in my first ever 10k. This is an important run for me, as it is inclusive, and is promoting equality in Scotland. I am delighted to be running alongside my colleagues, and young people from LGBT Youth Scotland to raise awareness of the vital work we do to improve young people’s lives and ensure LGBT young people are embraced as full members of the Scottish family.”

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