Supporting inclusion and diversity in the horseracing industry

Happy Pride Month! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
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At the National Horseracing College, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity, ensuring EVERYONE feels welcome and accepted in British horseracing.
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๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, the official LGBT+ network for British racing, last year launched by the sportโ€™s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG).
The network is designed for British racingโ€™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 everyoneโ€™s sport, encouraging all to step up as allies.
– Engagement: provide a platform for the sportโ€™s LGBT+ community to have a collective voice in shaping the industryโ€™s future LGBT+ activity.
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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.
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The network has been created and launched by the DiRSGโ€™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.