LGBT Sport Afternoon

24 March 2016 by Pure Radio

On Easter Saturday there is an afternoon of athletics, basketball, climbing, football, rugby league and more – all aimed at LGBT people who are beginners in sport.

It will be going on at Hough End Leisure Centre, which is located between Chorlton and Withington.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the Director of Pride Sports, Lou Englefield, who has been describing what’s planned.

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John Amaechi talks to Under The Rainbow

11 September 2009 by Pure Radio

Last month the new Heald Green Health Centre was officially opened by John Amaechi, the former NBA Basketball star.

Before moving to the USA and becoming famous in basketball circles, John grew up in Stockport. His mother was one of the doctors at Heald Green. A plaque in the new Health Centre commemorates the work of his mother.

In 2007 John made headlines as the first major-league basketball star to come out as gay.

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