British Triathlon chose to celebrate Pride Month with a number of educational posts and member stories.
Posts were centred on education and why Pride is celebrated in June.
Pride month is celebrated in June because it was the month of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York. The protests were a landmark event in history, which helped to fight homophobia and campaign for equal rights.
Three years later the first Pride march took place in London in support of the riots in the US. For almost 50 years Pride has been marked in London and elsewhere in the UK.
The month was divided into four themed weeks, with three social posts each week.
Key dates from Stonewall was also shared during the week. Find more information here
The focus moved to member’s stories and experiences.
Member’s case studies were shared and highlighted through posts this week.
Robin has been taking part in triathlons on and off since 2005.— Triathlon England (@TriEngland) June 15, 2021
In 2018 he improved his ironman time by over 3 hours and took his first age group medal for standard distance triathlon. Not what he expected in his early 40s!
Read Robin's story.https://t.co/41YAmhTdgE#Pride2021 pic.twitter.com/lIBbrgcDgc
Stonewall’s tips for being an LGBT+ ally were also shared. More information can be found here https://www.stonewall.org.uk/10-tips-step-ally-lgbt-people-sport
Damian’s story was shared during this week
Ironman athlete Nikki Bartlett and British Triathlon coach Bex Milnes shared their stories and experiences during the final week of Pride month.