LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports
In this video Karina Murray tells us about her experience supporting the Gay Games in Paris and how it encouraged her to get involved with sport in the LGBTQI+ community. Karina is a Sporting Pride committee member and details how it might take a while to fully incorporate LGBTQI+ inclusivity into sport, but National Governing Bodies are on the right track. Karina mentions how bringing inclusive sporting tournaments to Ireland will encourage the country to take an interest in supporting the LGBTQI+ community.
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Find out more about our LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports Campaign here.
Karina undertook her Masters research on the topic of peer support in the LGBTQ+ sports clubs and the perceived benefits in terms of mental and physical wellbeing. This project motivated her to get involved in health promotion in our community and Sporting Pride provided the perfect opportunity for her to do this. Karina is currently working for an online mental health charity called turn2me promoting positive mental health in the online mental health community