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Posted on 2nd June 2021

Supporting inclusion and diversity in the horseracing industry

Happy Pride Month! ?️‍?   At the National Horseracing College, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity, ensuring EVERYONE feels welcome and accepted in British horseracing.   ?????? ???? ?????, the official LGBT+ network for British racing, last year launched by the sport’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG). The network is designed for British racing’s participants, workforce and fans who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBT+) as well as allies of the LGBT+ community who want to demonstrate their support, regardless of their own identity. It aims to: – Support: offer a safe space for LGBT+ people and allies to meet, receive support, have fun and enjoy racing online and in person. – Awareness: promote a better understanding of LGBT+ inclusion to ensure racing is everyone’s sport, encouraging all to step up as allies. – Engagement: provide a platform for the sport’s LGBT+ community to have a collective voice in shaping the industry’s future LGBT+ activity.   It is an increasingly challenging time for many in racing and this can be exaggerated for minority groups. Racing With Pride aims to be a community in which people can find support and camaraderie, as well as influence social change and promote a diverse and fully inclusive industry. Everyone who identifies as LGBT+ should feel able to be their true selves without fear of discrimination.   The network has been created and launched by the DiRSG’s dedicated LGBT+ sub-group, with the aim that it is for and led by its members. It is based primarily on social media with a secure Facebook group acting as a safe space for members to meet and interact. Join the Racing With Pride Facebook group 

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