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July 20, 2012

Gay sports clubs in London invite LGBT people to come to a free taster session during Out For Sport Week

With just one week before the Olympics begin in the UK capital, LGBT Londoners are being called on to embrace the spirit of the games and join a gay sports club.

Out For Sport Week will run in between the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from 13 to 19 August, and aims to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to get involved with sport.

OutPlay Squash, Hackney Women’s Football Club, London Frontrunners, KB Kickboxing and Out to Swim are among the 18 clubs offering free taster sessions during the week.

May 22, 2012

Gay sports clubs around the world report a continuing struggle to attract and retain women members

If you look at the website of any LGBT community-based sports club, the goals, objectives and sentiment are generally pretty similar and very inclusive.

For example, Frontrunners proclaims that it’s mission is to ‘promote the sports of running, walking and related athletic activities for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders and their supporters’. But if you talk to most Frontrunners clubs around the world and their membership is dominated by middle-aged gay men.

May 2, 2012

Matthew Jenkin escapes the treadmill and burns up the pavement with London gay and lesbian running group the Frontrunners during his Olympic body challenge

Whether it’s dashing for a train or having to sprint to a meeting when you’re late, like many Londoners, I feel like I spend my life running.

So when I joined international gay and lesbian running club the Frontrunners for a circuit around one of the UK capital’s most beautiful parks, I felt like a fish to water.

March 16, 2012

The international running club is going from strength to strength - we talk to Frontrunners from around the world about what this unique club means to them

When American author Patricia Nell Warren had her novel The Front Runner first published in 1974, it would have been beyond her wildest expectations that it would sell more than 10 million copies. But what’s even more impressive is that the novel has been the inspiration for an international grass-roots movement.

Warren’s novel tells the story of the relationship between an ex-Marine track coach and his Olympic athlete. It’s been translated into 10 languages and is widely acclaimed as one of the most popular gay love stories of all time.